Knowing your compass directions is essential in being able to read information on a map.
Compass directions help you find your way around map. Do you know the four main compass directions? Do you know the eight compass directions?
There are four main directions on a compass. These are shown below.
There are several ways of remembering these. You could use:
A further 4 can be added for greater accuracy.
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