Looking for a fun way to have students practice their latitude and longitude skills while learning where the 30 top-ranked academic universities are in the USA? This activity has students plot the locations of 30 universities in the USA by using a red college pennant as a location marker. This might surprise students as to how many top-ranked universities are located on the east coast!
Included in this activity are the coordinates, map, names of each of the 30 universities, and the name of each city.
Some of the names included are:
Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Northwestern University - Evanston, Illinois
John Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland
UCLA - Los Angeles, California
Stanford University - Stanford, New York
...and many more!
An answer key is provided with the locations of the coordinates. You could have a class competition, a partner activity, or whatever you think of to keep your students learning and engaged!
This list was compiled according to the data from U.S. News - Education (2014-2015)
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