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Students research the climate patterns of various locations and make predictions based on their findings. They determine the importance of latitude and longitude in weather and climate. Students create graphs displaying their collected data.
Students use latitude and longitude to map the path of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Students plot the migration paths of birds using latitude and longitude data from a table.
Explore the major features of a globe using a globe and a variety of media tools to identify and label continents, oceans, poles, the equator, and lines of longitude and latitude. Many geography sources are cited.
Students examine how Christopher Columbus determined his latitude.
Students locate objects using a Global Positioning System. In this global geography instructional activity, students explore latitude and longitude using a GPS in order to locate objects.
Students study cloud data and weather maps to explore cloud activity.  In this cloud data lesson students locate latitude and longitude coordinates and determine cloud cover percentages. 
Students apply map reading skills by locating places through the use of latitude and longitude.
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.
Students discover the concepts of latitude and longitude. They practice using the coordinates to locate places on a map. They also examine the role of the sun and moon in dealing with latitude and longitude.
Students find locations based upon their latitude and longitude coordinates. In this latitude and longitude lesson plan, students locate points on a grid and learn how to use an astrolabe.
Students create "road trip quizzes" to test their classmates' ability to figure out locations based on their latitude and longitude.
Students participate in activities in which they find the Big Dipper and locate the North Star in the night sky, examine the relationship between the angle to Polaris and latitude, and determine latitude by using an astrolabe.
Students explore the concept of latitude. In this geography lesson, students discover the global grid system and complete a map activity which require them to record the latitude of various cities in the world.
Students locate different places including U.S. cities using longitude and latitude coordinates. In this longitude and latitude lesson plan, students locate 10 different locations.
Students, in groups, use longitude and latitude to locate various places on a map.
Pupils investigate the country of Puerto Rico by completing geographic worksheets.  For this world geography lesson, students define latitude and longitude and use it to locate both Puerto Rico and their school.  Pupils identify several other locations on a world map and record their latitude and longitude on a worksheet.
Students explore the concept of absolution location. In this geography skills lesson, students discuss how to identify and locate latitude and longitude. Students play a game to reinforce the skills.
For this Google Earth worksheet, students access the Google Earth website and find the latitude, longitude, and elevation for their house and school. Then they do the same for a variety of world locations. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank questions.
Students read newspaper articles. In this social studies lesson, students locate the latitude and longitude of the location where the news article takes place. Students write a summary of the news article.

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