Compass Directions in Spain (8 points of the compass) - Geography of Spain - KS2

This lesson is part of a wider geography unit called Exploring Spain which is designed to teach KS2 children (Y4-6) about a contrasting European country.

First the presentation reminds children of the 8 points of the compass. Children then locate Spanish cities using these compass directions. Lastly, it challenges them to work out the location of Spanish cities in relation to each other (e.g. Barcelona is south-east of Girona).

In the activity, children use 8 compass directions to locate Spanish cities. An extension activity then challenges them to locate Spanish cities in relation to each other. The main activity is differentiated three ways:

UA: Children locate Spanish cities using 8 compass directions with no clues.
MA: Children have answer clues indicating whether the answer is a cardinal or ordinal point of the compass.
LA: Children have the location of Spanish cities marked on their map as well as answer clues.

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Created: Sep 7, 2018

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