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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 locate the equator, Prime Meridian, International Date Line, and lines of latitude and longitude on a globe. For this geography lesson, students discuss the position of the earth and the Equator. Students use a sphere, marker, and string to create their own globe for the Earth. Students mark the Prime Meridian and International Date Line plus the lines of longitude and latitude.
Students 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. Students identify several other locations on a world map and record their latitude and longitude on a worksheet.