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Regions of the United States
Students explore the geographic regions of the United States. In this geography skills instructional activity, 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 instructional activity that are compiled in a portfolio.
Celebrating 100 Years of Negro Leagues Baseball
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.
Young scholars identify Earth's equator, prime meridian, lines of latitude, lines of longitude, parallels, and meridians.
High schoolers investigate properties of triangles. In this properties of triangles lesson, students use latitude and longitude coordinates on a map to explore geometric relationships of triangles. High schoolers use perpendicular bisectors, angle bisectors, and medians to solve a real-world problem about death rates during pregnancy.
Globe Skills Lesson 3 Voyage to the New World
Middle schoolers explore the globe. In this globe skills lesson, students use their knowledge of latitude and longitude to respond to questions regarding Christopher Columbus's maiden voyage to the Americas.
Can You Find Me Now?
Young scholars locate points using longitude and latitude coordinates. They locate their home using longitude and latitude, explore the uses of GPS, and accurately use a GPS.
Drift Bottles--A Message from Afar
Young scholars explore longitude, latitude and cardinal directions. In this social studies lesson, students use the geographical clues in the letter to determine where the bottle originated. Young scholars compose a message that gives their location using directional terms.
MAP GRIDS, CLIMATES AND HEMISPHERES
Learners compare/contrast the grid and latitude/longitude system used on a globe. They describe the areas which are considered to be a tropical, temperate, and polar, based on knowledge of climates.
What in the World?
Eighth graders plot points of longitude and latitude on a world map. In groups, they create a model of the earth's interior and label the parts,
Follow That Ship!
Students in this exercise are introduced to the distinct ways of measuring distance (nautical miles) and speed (knots) at sea, as well as the concepts of latitude and longitude for establishing location.
GPS Scavenger Hunt
Students go on a GPS scavenger hunt. They use GPS receivers to find designated waypoints and report back on what they found. They compute distances between waypoints based on the latitude and longitude, and compare with the distance the receiver finds. Students understand the usefulness of applied math in engineering and that all types of math is being used when a GPS guides them from point to point.
The Distribution of Earthquakes
Students determine the rate of seismicity by determining the frequency of aftershocks following a major earthquake. They incorporate the use of the Internet, Excel 2000, a map of their area with latitude and longitude markers, and paper for recording notes.
First graders plan and design a Schoolyard Flowers Experiment. They find the latitude and longitude of their school using the internet. Students predict what creatures they will find in the flowers and record their predictions. They draw conclusions based on the collected data.
Globe Skills Lesson 6 The Louisiana Purchase
Students explore the Louisiana Purchase territory. In this geography skills lesson, students use map skills in order to plot and note latitude and longitude, measure scale distance, and locate landforms that were part of the Louisiana Purchase.
Recognize Longitude and Latitude
In this longitude and latitude worksheet, students read about both, then answer 3 questions related to examples shown and what they have read. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
Latitude and Longitude
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.
Latitude and Longitude: Nigeria
For 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.
Plotting a Hurricane Using Latitude and Longitude: Science, Geography, Maps, Weather
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."
Plotting A Hurricane Using latitude and Longitude
Students explore map and plotting skills by tracing the movement s of hurricanes through the Earth's systems. a hurricane map is developed from daily media reports.
Latitude and Longitude- Online Interactive
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.