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Teachers can help students learn latitude and longitude skills using games and other motivating activities.
In this latitude zones worksheet, students read a 1-page review of latitude zones and respond to 7 short answer questions regarding the low, middle, and high latitude zones.
In this latitude worksheet, students read a 3-paragraph review of latitude and respond to 12 short answer questions.
Fifth graders are introduced to the concept of latitude and longitude and play a game to reinforce the concept. In this latitude and longitude instructional activity, 5th graders play a matching game where they identify which card belongs on a specific place on a globe. Students then work in pairs to find specific places on a map regarding latitude and longitude measurements.
In this latitude activity, learners answer questions about latitude that include absolute locations of countries and coordinates. Students complete 12 questions.
Sixth graders examine the purposes of maps.  In this Geography instructional activity, 6th graders practice using latitude and longitude on a map. 
Teaching learners about latitude and longitude can get a little complicated. Present the concept by first representing it as a graph. Just like finding a location on a graph using the x and y-axis, learners will be able to locate items on a globe or map. A great way to tackle the concept!
Luke, a student at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, explains the differences between longitude and latitude. He also explains why they are important.
Latitude and longitude lines are explained in this video. Students focus on the mathematics and how to calculate distance using the degrees of various locations.
Pinhead Patty takes us around the globe and explains what latitude and longitude are in this entertaining video. The author uses an orange to demonstrate the line measurements on a sphere.
Students create graphs showing the amount of snow coverage at various points of latitude and compare graphs.
Young scholars identify various locations using latitude and longitude. In this map skills instructional activity, students use yarn and labels to create a "human globe." Young scholars identify the Prime Meridian, the Equator, and Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
Learners explore the concept of latitude and longitude.  In this latitiude and longitude lesson, students discover the meaning of these terms.  Learners then use their new knowledge to play a mapping game. 
Students, viewing an Internet site, plot the path of several satellites using latitude and longitude over the course of an hour. They learn the four basic types of satellites and their purpose.
Students are introduced to the concepts of latitude and longitude. In groups, they identify the Earth's magnetic field and the disadvantages of using compasses for navigation. They identify the major lines of latitude and longitude on a map and determine the location of major cities using only latitude and longitude coordinates.
Fourth graders examine how to use maps to locate major areas of the world, and the major lines of longitude and latitude. They use coordinate to locate and label the continents. Also, they determine what type of weather they could expect at various locations in the world.
Students demonstrate their knowledge in using latitude and longitude measurements to find locations on a map, especially places in Hawaii.
Students discuss the reasons why it's important to explain latitude and longitude and by creating quizzes in which other students can locate "mystery" places that they map on the computer.
Second graders use latitude and longitude coordinates to pinpoint an exact location on the map. In this geography lesson, 2nd graders utilize handouts from the Maritime Museum in order to gain practice in finding locations throughout the world.
Sixth graders identify at least ten places on the world map using given longitude and latitude points. They identify the longitude and latitude of ten places on the world map.

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