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Plotting a Hurricane Using Latitude and Longitude: Science, Geography, Maps, Weather
Students explore how to use the grid system to locate areas on a map and to help students explain that geography puts emphasis on "place."
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Designing a Hiking Trail
Put your students' map skills to the test with this engaging cross-curricular project. Given the task of developing new hiking trails for their local community, young cartographers must map out beginner and intermediate paths that meet a...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Geography Toolkit
If you're preparing to teach geography to your young learners, you'll definitely want to keep this resource handy. The toolkit contains 165 pages of a wide range of handouts and informational text to support incorporate geographic...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Latitude and Longitude with Google Earth
Travel the world from the comfort of your classroom with a lesson that features Google Earth. High schoolers follow a series of steps to locate places all over the earth with sets of coordinates. Additionally, they measure the distance...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
National Geographic World Atlas
You no longer need a bulky reference book or outdated maps to explore the globe! Take advantage of this opportunity to take a closer look at the world's geography with high-definition maps, and get up-to-date information on every country...
1st - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Weather and Climate Patterns
Students research the climate patterns of various locations and make predictions based on their findings. They determine the importance of latitude and longitude in weather and climate. Students create graphs displaying their collected...
5th - 10th Science
Tracking a Potato Killer: using Longitude and Latitude to Map the Spread of P. Infestans
Where did the potato famine in the United States in the 1840s begin? After reading about the potato disease, young scientists will hypothesize about the type of disease and its origin. Then, using newspaper articles and other data,...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed