__You Can Find It !__

** GRADE LEVEL/SUBJECT:**
3-12

This can be adapted to many different grades. It has been used in grades third through twelve. The subject area primarily is geographic, but It could be used it in math class when studying graphing.

*OVERVIEW:*

Longitude and latitude is difficult for some students to grasp. This activity was designed to give students an opportunity to use longitude and latitude to locate various locations. The following activity works well for students who are learning, studying or reviewing longitude and latitude.

*PURPOSE:*

The purpose of this activity is for students to locate various locations on a map or globe using longitude and latitude.

*OBJECTIVE(S):*

**l. **Students will be able
to find a location using longitude and latitude.

**2.** Students will be able
to write the appropriate coordinates of a given location.

**3.** Since this activity
can be done using small groups, students will work cooperatively with other
students.

**4.** Students will understand
the importance of using longitude and latitude.

**5.** Students will become
more aware of locations of the world.

*RESOURCES/MATERIALS:*

**Teacher-** Large world map, globe

**Student-** World map, globe, world atlas, teacher
prepared worksheet which asks students to write the coordinates of a location
or to identify a specific site using longitude and latitude.

*ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:*

**1.** The teacher should
ask the questions how do planes know where to land when they take off and
how ships navigate. Eventually, the teacher should discuss the importance
the role of longitude and latitude have played and plays in locating places
in the world.

**2.** The teacher should
demonstrate the procedure to find a place using longitude and latitude.

**3.** Students should be
paired and given a world map.

**4.** Students should be
given a teacher prepared worksheet which lists at least ten coordinates
of world cities. Students are asked to place the correct cities on the
spaces provided.

**5. **After students have
completed the above assignment, they should be given a teacher prepared
worksheet which lists ten world cities. Students are asked to place the
correct coordinate of the cities on the spaces provided.

**6. **Allow students to
have fun with this activity. The noise level can be loud at times. Make
sure that the students understand how to locate places using longitude
and latitude. Have fun!

*TYING IT ALL TOGETHER:*

**1.** Go over the worksheets
orally in class showing students where the places are on the large map
when they have finished.

**2.** Design a brief, graded
activity which measures the first two objectives.

**3.** Use this activity
to assess the understanding of longitude and latitude. Adapt it to
the appropriate grade level.

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