With your right arm facing East, you will then be facing North and be able to quickly know what direction North, South, East, and West is. Tell each group that each student must choose one fixed direction (i.e the first student chooses east, other chooses north..etc). To the tune of "Bingo": A map will show us where to go if we follow its directions. The examples above use the structure ‘Turn right/left at the 1st/2nd/3rd corner’ but you may choose to teach ‘ Turn right/left onto Smith Street. Stand with your right arm pointing to where the sun rises in the morning (East). Then tell them once they they know where north is East is always on their right West left South behind this only works in the northern hemisphere. While there are traditional representations of the directions, each person should think about what the direction means to them in relation to their place in the world. My students loved it so much. A mnemonic is a strategy of making memorization easier through the use of letters, words, or ideas. Geography Grades. Method 2. Join our email newsletter to receive free updates! 7. Allowed HTML tags: