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High schoolers apply map reading skills by locating places through the use of latitude and longitude.
Young scholars 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.
Young scholars discover how to create and read a nautical chart. They practice locating features on the chart and compare it to a 3-D bathymetric chart. They discover the importance of latitude and longitude.
Students create "road trip quizzes" to test their classmates' ability to figure out locations based on their 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.
Eighth graders find latitude and longitude on maps and globes, locating continents, countries, and states. In this lesson they use an online map of the early American West to reinforce the concepts of latitude and longitude as part of a social studies
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 identify longitude and latitude and how they were, and are, determined, and discuss the rudiments of navigation in the eighteenth century.
Students, in groups, use longitude and latitude to locate various places on a map.
Students use longitude and latitude to locate various locations.
Students investigate the country of Puerto Rico by completing geographic worksheets.  In this world geography lesson, students define latitude and longitude and use it to locate both Puerto Rico and their school.  Students identify several other locations on a world map and record their latitude and longitude on a worksheet.
In 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.
Learners read newspaper articles. In this social studies lesson plan, students locate the latitude and longitude of the location where the news article takes place. Learners write a summary of the news article.
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.
Fourth graders recognize the different continents. They are introduced to longitude and latitude and how to find locations using these measurements. This series ends with an emphasis on the fifty states of the United States and their capitols.
Students explore the geographic regions of the United States. In this geography skills lesson, students examine the latitude and longitude, landforms, physical regions, natural resources, and climate of the United States. Students create a model landform and also respond to essential questions throughout the lesson that are compiled in a portfolio.
Students participate in a Longitude-meets-latitude project comes together on the Web!
Ninth graders locate original locations of Negro Leagues Baseball teams using latitude and longitude, calculate distances between locations using maps and/or Internet resources, and use critical thinking skills to compare and contrast travel over the past century.
Learners identify Earth's equator, prime meridian, lines of latitude, lines of longitude, parallels, and meridians.
Students investigate properties of triangles.  In this properties of triangles instructional activity, students use latitude and longitude coordinates on a map to explore geometric relationships of triangles.  Students use perpendicular bisectors, angle bisectors, and medians to solve a real-world problem about death rates during pregnancy.

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