Introduction To Direction

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In today’s Physical Education Class class, we will be learning about Introduction To Direction 

Introduction To Direction 

introduction to direction

Before we talk about what Direction is, each row in the class should nominate four people who will come out and represent four different points – namely the north, east, south and west. 

When we talk about Direction, we are referring to Cardinal Points.

Cardinal points are north, east, south, and west. They are based on the path of the sun as it appears to rise in the east and set in the west and are aligned with the North and South Poles.

Examples of cardinal points, in clockwise order around a compass are north, east, south, and west. Cardinal points are the primary directions on a compass.

However, intermediate directions, or those located between the cardinal directions, are also known as intercardinal directions. They are northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest.

Intermediate directions are important because they allow for more specific and direct navigation between two points that are not directly aligned with cardinal directions. They are located halfway between each of the cardinal directions in a clockwise direction.

Cardinal points are used around the world to help people determine location and routes of passage. The four cardinal directions, in clockwise order, are north, east, south, and west. Starting with north at 0 degrees, east, south, and west are placed at 90-degree intervals. The sun and its passage through the sky are used as a reference point as the sun always rises in the east and sets in the west. The North and South Poles can also be used as a reference when using a compass, a tool designed to show cardinal directions, because the needle of a compass is magnetically pulled to point at magnetic north.

Cardinal points are the main directions of the compass, while the intermediate directions, or ordinal directions, are the four points in between the cardinal directions.

Cardinal directions are north, east, south, and west. They are aligned to the rising and setting of the sun in the east and west, respectively, and the North and South Poles. Cardinal directions are often used in conjunction with a cardinal compass to determine navigational pathways. 

In summary, a cardinal compass is an important tool, especially when navigating in off-grid environments. It is important to understand the steps to correctly use a compass when navigating wilderness areas as proper knowledge and usage can help keep users safe. Keeping the compass level, aligning the north marker with the orienting needle, and following the travel arrow, and rechecking bearings frequently are keys to successful navigation.


What are Cardinal Points?


Reading Assignment

In Cardinal Directions, we have the North, ………., South, and ………


Weekend Assignment

Identify two importance of Cardinal Points or Directions.


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