LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
No prep! This video presentation will make it easy for your students to learn about latitude and longitude! Help your students fall in love with geography. This informative video is packed with fun activities and exercises that will develop your student’s knowledge of this important skill. This best practice product will make latitude and longitude seem simple, and it is a wonderful way to incorporate the National Geography Standards in your classroom. The product comes with a handout for why your students are learning the skill, practice problems, worksheets, notes, and a word search. It also provides your students with a step-by-step guide on how to solve latitude and longitude problems. The video culminates with a test for your students to demonstrate their knowledge. This video will set the tone for your class and give your students solid footing for the rest of their geography studies. It is my hope that your students will understand that latitude and longitude played a major role in the development of our world.
Some students learn better through visuals. This video is designed to give students a step-by-step guide for solving latitude and longitude problems.
Practice Problems and Handouts
Allowing students to complete practice problems will reinforce what you have taught them in class. For those students who are struggling with the concept, you may want to have them refer to the helpful handout “Find Places” to guide their learning.
Taking notes is a great way to help students identify important concepts and then process that important information. The video comes with latitude and longitude notes that introduce your students to the geography concept. The notes will help students recall the geography skill and assist them in applying that information to demonstrate their knowledge.
Demonstration of Knowledge
At the end of the video, give your students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the concept through a test. This will provide you with a quick assessment of how well your student understood the material.
Why was latitude and longitude invented
How is latitude and longitude helpful today
Helpful handout: Find Places- a step-by-step guide to finding absolute location
How does it work
Practice problems worksheet
Testing rules handout
Latitude and longitude test
*accessing prior knowledge
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS
ESSENTIAL ELEMENT 1. THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS
Standard 1. How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
Standard 2. How to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.
Standard 3. How to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface.
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