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This resource has many learning opportunities available. It can be a teaching experience around mapping and using longitude and latitude coordinates. It can be a math and/or geometry supplement to a U.S. State study or project.
Students will need access to an atlas or (more preferably) an online map app, such as Google Maps. They may also need access to reference material (online or offline) on the state of Missouri.
It may be useful (but not necessary) for students to have some understanding of longitude and latitude prior to this activity.
Students are provided with the recording sheet and an information card that contains information on four major cities in Missouri (Jefferson City, Kansas City, Springfield and St Louis), their founding/establishment dates and their area size (in square miles).
Using the information cards and the coordinates on the recording sheet students then work out which city is where on the map, its ‘founding’ date and its area size.
This resource includes;
- Recording sheet
- A Sheet of information cards
- An answer sheet