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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.
Places on the Planet: Latitude and Longitude
Young scholars locate different places on globes and maps by learning about latitude and longitude lines. In this latitude and longitude lesson plan, students identify specific locations based on the degrees of latitude and longitude.
Latitude and Longitude
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.
Project Map: Latitude And Longitude Worksheet
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, learners find the coordinates of 14 cities around the world and use this information to complete 14 short answer questions. This worksheet includes online atlas web links.
Investigating Latitude and Longitude
Students examine the lines of latitude and longitude on a map, and explain why these lines might be useful. In this instructional activity students also explore websites that provide information to improve their understanding of how and why latitude and longitude are used.
Where Am I?
Young scholars apply map reading skills by locating places through the use of latitude and longitude.
Where In the World Are You?
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.
Planning a Road Trip
Students create "road trip quizzes" to test their classmates' ability to figure out locations based on their latitude and longitude.
3-D Bathymetric Chart Activity: An Introduction to the Nautical Chart
Students 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.
From Where to Where?
Students find locations based upon their latitude and longitude coordinates. In this latitude and longitude instructional activity, students locate points on a grid and learn how to use an astrolabe.
Map Reading: Where Am I?
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
You Can Find It!
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.
Of Compasses, Sextants and Chronometers
Learners identify longitude and latitude and how they were, and are, determined, and discuss the rudiments of navigation in the eighteenth century.
You Can Find It!
Students, in groups, use longitude and latitude to locate various places on a map.
You Can Find It!
Students use longitude and latitude to locate various locations.
Absolutely and Relatively: The Puerto Rico Quarter Reverse
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 activity, 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 activity has 10 fill in the blank questions.
It's Happening, Where? Find the Absolute and Relative Location of News Articles
Students read newspaper articles. In this social studies activity, students locate the latitude and longitude of the location where the news article takes place. Students write a summary of the news article.
Where in The World Am I?
Students explore the concept of absolution location. For this geography skills lesson, students discuss how to identify and locate latitude and longitude. Students play a game to reinforce the skills.
The World (With an emphasis on the United States)
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.