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Lesson 4: “Lat” Lies Flat and “Long” Is Just That!
How can coordinates help us to locate places on the earth? Here is a lesson that will help your learners understand the distinction between lines of longitude and latitude, as well as how to read and write locations using coordinates.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 35 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Places on the Planet: Latitude and Longitude
Students locate different places on globes and maps by learning about latitude and longitude lines. In this latitude and longitude lesson plan, students identify specific locations based on the degrees of latitude and longitude.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 180 Downloads
New Review Creating a Map to My House
Here is a simple assignment that will introduce your young geographers to location, one of the five themes of geography, through an activity in which they map the directions and lines of latitude/longitude of where they live.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Where are We?
Fifth graders explore places visited by Lewis and Clark. In this geographical concepts activity, 5th graders plot places on a map and put events in chronological order. Students find locations on a map using longitude and latitude. Students create a map with written directions to get to Monticello.
5th Social Studies & History 30 Views 115 Downloads
Where in the World
Students explore the global grid system. In this globe lesson, students identify latitude and longitude lines and how these can tell the coordinates of any place. They use the Internet to find the exact coordinates for their town.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 56 Downloads
Where in the World Is ...?
Students move themselves around a "world" map on the classroom floor, using lines of latitude and longitude to locate specific spots. They determine the locations of 11 countries where Peace Corps Volunteers are serving and identify in which continent the country is located.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 29 Downloads
Shadows and Skyscrapers
Eighth graders explain the relationship between the position of the sun, a city's latitude and shadow length. Ratio's, geometry, and algebra are used to determine the shadow lengths and building heights. A sun angle (altitude) charts to create and compare skyscraper shadows for four North American cities.
8th Math 3 Views 8 Downloads
"Yarning" About Latitude and Longitude
Students identify various locations using latitude and longitude. In this map skills lesson, students use yarn and labels to create a "human globe." Students identify the Prime Meridian, the Equator, and Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 31 Views 219 Downloads
New Review Grid and Bear It!
What do your pupils know about latitude and longitude? Make sure they have a thorough understanding of this topic by completing the comprehensive series of activities included here. Learners simulate latitude and longitude, take notes, play games, sing songs, create little reference books, and more in order to gain a full understanding of latitude and longitude.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 45 Views 23 Downloads
Our Solar System and Seasons
Sixth graders investigate the relative diameters of planets and distances between them and the cause for seasons on Earth using the 5-E Learning Model. They appreciate the size and distances involved with objects in the real universe. Students explore why Earth experiences seasons, and discover the climatic differences between the poles, middle latitudes and the equator.
6th Science 16 Views 61 Downloads
Giving Students a Little Latitude
Learners use a world outline map to locate places using coordinates of latitude and longitude. They answer questions about places based on their knowledge of the map and on their research and make up more questions of this sort for each other to answer.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 26 Downloads
Comparing Temperatures and Latitudes
Eighth graders collect weather data from a variety of cities at the same latitudes, but on different continents. They organize data using spreadsheet program, generate graphs, and incorporate into a word processing document. Students analyze data and draw conclusions about data and statistics.
8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Where on Earth?
Tenth graders create maps to a secret location on the school grounds for others to follow, study topographical maps, estimate the size and shape of the Earth, explore various formations of the Earth's topography, and give an oral report on their conclusions.
10th Science 18 Views 93 Downloads
Introduce the terms and concepts related to basic map and geography skills. Terms include full definitions and cover latitude, longitude, the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Prime Meridian, and the International Date Line.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 32 Downloads