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Fourth graders correctly locate given cities, recite song or use body movements to show understanding of new vocabulary. They take a written quiz asking them to find locations on a map at a later date.
In this latitude and longitude instructional activity, students find the coordinates of 14 cities around the world and use this information to complete 14 short answer questions. This instructional activity includes online atlas web links.
In this latitude and longitude instructional activity, 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.
Learners locate places on a world outline map using coordinates of latitude and longitude. They answer questions which are in riddle form based on the map.
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students read about the lines of latitude and longitude and study the map of the lines for South Dakota. Students then use the lines of longitude and latitude to answer the questions. Students then use a map of the United States, find where they live on it, and find the lines of latitude and longitude. Students write the latitude first and include the directions of North, South, East, and West.
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students use their classroom notes on both longitude and latitude lines as well as seasons to complete 20 fill in the blank questions.
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students use a map of Nigeria to answer questions about where different cities are located. There are four multiple choice questions and a description of an activity students could also do.
Students explore how to use the grid system to locate areas on a map and to help students explain that geography puts emphasis on "place."
Seventh graders role play as ship's captains to study longitude and latitude.
In this maps worksheet, students learn about longitude and latitude by reading a two paragraph text and studying two maps. Students answer 9 fill in the blank questions. This is an online interactive worksheet.
In this map of the United States worksheet, students study the lines of longitude and latitude to answer 5 short answer questions.
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students place a dot on a graph that represents each latitude and longitude location given. The worksheet has 46 locations to graph.
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students plot 39 latitude/longitude locations on a graph, connecting the dots as they go along.
In this latitude worksheet, learners use an atlas or other reference to respond to 4 multiple choice questions about the equator and the poles.
In this latitude and longitude activity, students plot 34 latitude/longitude locations onto a graph, connecting the dots as they go along.
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. They communicate their results by developing a poster for class presentation
Where in the world is the equator? Explore a world map with your class, coloring in oceans, continents, and rainforests while locating the three major lines of latitude: the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn. Discuss how the tropical belt is where the sun's energy is focused, allowing for the growth of rainforests. Most appropriate for third and fourth graders, use this as a great introduction to a unit on climates and biomes.
In this longitude and latitude activity, students read about both, then answer 3 questions related to examples shown and what they have read. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
Young scholars practice map reading skills through a reinforcement game of bingo. They select any 24 of 30 listed cities to write on blank bingo cards. Then using atlases, locate a city based on the latitude and longitudinal coordinates called out.
Students evaluate earth science by examining maps in class. In this world geography lesson, students examine a spherical map and identify several important locations including the prime meridian, Antarctic Circle and tropic of Cancer. Students complete a worksheet based upon latitude and longitude coordinates and tsunami awareness.

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