# Latitude & Longitude Practice: Where's the Buried Treasure & USA Lat/Long Puzzle

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WHERE'S THE BURIED TREASURE?: 10 LATITUDE AND 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.

UNITED STATES LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE COORDINATES PUZZLE - 85 COORDINATES TO PLOT

This puzzle is a set of 85 coordinates that will eventually form the shape of the United States of America. This is a great task for students learning latitude and longitude or as a practice for those who already know latitude and longitude. I have used this formative assessment with students for years and have found that when they know that the coordinates will eventually make a shape it helps them to see if they are using the right directions. Students will plot the coordinates one at a time, label them in numerical order, and finally connect the dots to hopefully see the outline of the USA. It has worked great for my students so I hope yours find the same success.

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