Creating a Map to My House

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Here is a simple assignment that will introduce your young geographers to location, one of the five themes of geography, through an activity in which they map the directions and lines of latitude/longitude of where they live. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • As an extension activity, project the locations using Google maps or other online navigation applications, and practice how to find north, south, east, and west
  • Have learners add images of the locations they find that are on their lines of latitude and longitude
Classroom Considerations

  • It would be helpful if the instructor comes prepared with maps for the class to use or alternative methods of finding the lines of latitude/longitude of a specific location
Pros

  • Very simple and engaging assignment that is ready to administer
Cons

  • None
Common Core