Absolute and relative location are two basic, important geography tools that all students must master.
While there are many available assignments to teach these concepts to elementary school and middle school/junior high school students, here's one with a twist! Students will locate all 30 NBA teams using absolute and relative location.
This would be an effective assignment as the NBA season opens its latest season.
Included, please find the assignment with chart for record-keeping, an answer key, a blank map, a political USA/Canada map, and an idea for an extension assignment.
NOTE: A fellow teacher mentioned that she liked the absolute/relative location assignment I created for NFL teams, but she wanted something a bit different -- her students love the NBA! So, I created this "sister" assignment for NBA teams.
See the NFL assignment here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Absolute-Relative-Location-Assignment-Key-Use-NFL-Football-Teams
NEW! See the Major League Baseball assignment here:
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