Latitude and Longitude. Are you trying to figure out a way to keep students engaged as their energy level is skyrocketing before winter vacation?
Santa's Christmas Geography - A Latitude & Longitude Present
Here is a great way to keep the theme of Christmas going and giving students an opportunity to reinforce their latitude and longitude skills at the same time.
Included in this activity are the coordinates and names of 25 cities/towns in the United States with Christmas-themed names. Students plot the coordinates on the map provided and identify which state that city/town is in.
An answer key is provided with the locations of the coordinates and you could have a lot of fun with this on the day before vacation! Have class competition, a partner activity, have students use small stickers to plot the points, or whatever you think of to keep them learning and engaged during this time when excitement is high.
Where's the Buried Treasure? 10 Latitude & Longitude Treasure Hunts
If you are looking for a fun way to get students to practice their latitude and longitude skills while using an atlas then this might be just what you need. Included in this product are 10 latitude and longitude activities where students are given a set of coordinates and each coordinate will lead them to a country. Once they find all the countries they take the first letter of each country and that will spell out the country where the buried treasure is located.
There are a variety of ways to go about this activity such as a friendly daily contest. Each student gets #1 for example, has a pen or pencil in hand and an atlas on their desk. When you say, "3...2...1...GO!" they begin hunting for the treasure using their latitude and longitude skills. The first one to identify all of the countries correctly, thus spelling out the country where the treasure is located wins a prize from you. You could also assign these as a nightly homework assignment for students to practice on their own time or have students work in groups so they can help each other practice their skills with one person finding the latitude and the other finding the longitude.
What I like most about this activity is when I hear students say, "Oh...so that's where Egypt is!" Like I said, it tricks them into learning and tricks them into fine tuning their coordinate skills.
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