How To Travel On Earth Without Getting Lost

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Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Take a virtual trip with a geography lesson that uses longitude and latitude, the position of the sun, an astronomy app, and a classroom globe.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Organize a cross-curricular project between social studies and math
  • Provide locations of prominent cities around the world for learners to locate, or connect to a history class to locate sites of historical events
  • Incorporate into a research project in which pupils note geographical and population information about a given country or city
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members should have prior knowledge of longitude and latitude, meridians, and poles
  • Requires access to the Internet and to the Night Sky app (link provided) for each small group
  • Lesson allots one hour for the activity, but you may need to modify the schedule
Pros
  • Reviews and reinforces compass skills
  • Connects to relevant math curriculum
  • Provides a wealth of background information to include in instruction
Cons
  • None
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