Learning Latitude and Longitude

Class members use what they have learned about latitude and longitude to locate cities on a globe.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask groups to research latitude and longitude and have them explain the role these concepts played in exploration
Classroom Considerations

  • Rather than haveing kids search for information about latitude and longitude, concepts are presented in a lecture format
Pros

  • The mapping activity asks kids to apply what they have learned about latitude and longitude to locate cities on the globe
Cons

  • Rather then having class members research the various terms and concepts, information is presented in a lecture format
  • No information is included that explains how latitude and longitude effect weather