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Sixth graders study the geography of the Caribbean Islands. In this Caribbean geography lesson, 6th graders use maps and atlases to find certain locations in the Caribbean. Students practice using different types of maps, using latitude and longitude coordinates, and gain experience with cartography.
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students complete 4 activities to demonstrate understanding. Students use a protractor to measure angles on a map of the earth. Students fill out a latitude and longitude chart after studying a map with 5 cities marked. Students answer 5 essay questions.
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students read a short description then examine a map which displays lines of latitude and longitude. Students use this information to complete 3 fill in the blank questions. Students draw a mountain on the map at a given latitude and longitude.
Students compare apparent and actual shape of Earth, calculate circumference to arrange planets in order by size, locate specific position on map or globe using coordinates, and describe relationship between altitude of Polaris and person's latitude in Northern Hemisphere.
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.