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 instructional activity that uses longitude and latitude, the position of the sun, an astronomy app, and a classroom globe.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Reviews and reinforces compass skills
  • Connects to relevant math curriculum
  • Provides a wealth of background information to include in instruction
Cons

  • None
Common Core