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North, South, East and West

Earth axis

The Earth rotates around a north-south axis as you see on the right.

Most maps show North at the top and South at the bottom. To the left is West and to the right is East.

world map

We will now look at:

Cardinal Points of the Compass

The four main or cardinal points of the compass
north, south, east and west

Points of the Compass

Including the intercardinal points of the compass
north, north-east, east, south-east...

Usage

How we use the language talking about north, south, east and west

And after that you can check your understanding with the...

North, South, East and West Quiz

Online multiple-choice quiz, printable for classroom too