I provide a map with letters at each of the major latitude/longitude line intersections. The students are given a number of absolute locations. Each absolute location is marked with a letter. The letters spell the teacher's favorite movie, tv show, etc. I then have my students provide absolute locations that spell interesting things about themselves. This is the only way I have ever gotten students to have fun with latitude and longitude.
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