Directions and Distances

This Directions and Distances interactive also includes:

Describe where you are—and find out where you are going—with a beginning Spanish resource on directions and maps. Spanish learners repeat and practice direction words such as norte, este, and oeste, as well as measurement terms such as kilómetro and milla.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pair with a map of your school, community, city, or state, and have class members discuss directions with each other in Spanish
  • Write the words for directions on the board; stand in front of the class and point your arms in various directions for learners to shout out in Spanish
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to audio equipment and to the Internet
  • Remind learners that most Spanish-speaking countries use the metric system rather than the imperial system of measurement
  • Navigate to the additional lessons in the series with the link at the bottom of the page
Pros
  • A good reference tool when discussing map skills and locations
  • Provides a quick assessment for learners to check their knowledge
Cons
  • None