Introduction to Latitude and Longitude
Students examine lines of latitude and longitude on a United States map and discuss the reasons why these lines are helpful. They discuss ways that temperatures vary with latitude and discuss clothing that they would wear at specific latitudes.
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The Seven Continents Scavenger Hunt
Who doesn't enjoy an engaging scavenger hunt? Here, scholars listen to, and discuss, the informative text, Where is my Continent? by Robin Nelson. They then explore the seven continents and four major oceans using Google Earth.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Can We Locate Specific Places On Earth?
Second graders discover how to use longitude and latitude to locate specific sites on Earth. They compare old and new ways of locating specific places, and discover how latitude and longitude coordinates are used to locate places on Earth.
2nd Social Studies & History
Drift Bottles--A Message from Afar
Students explore longitude, latitude and cardinal directions. In this social studies instructional activity, students use the geographical clues in the letter to determine where the bottle originated. Students compose a message that...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History