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Exploring the World with Latitude and Longitude

Exploring the World with Latitude and Longitude

Author: Tammy Capdepon

Social Studies TEKS 21A  Students apply critical thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology.  The student is expected to (c)organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps.

Students challenge themselves to identify locations on a world map by using map coordinates.

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Great video explaining longitude and latitude. Short, informative video is a great tool to introduce or review longitude and latitude. Factual content covers the basic definition and explanation of the subject in a minimal amount of time. The visual and audio aspects of the video enhance the viewer's experience.

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Where Am I?

Map Quest Challenge: Students locate 10 locations on a world map, mark the location and record the map coordinates. Time limit challenge for Map Quest is 25 minutes.

Source: TLC