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  • 1. Latitude and LongitudeMrs. Miles’Social Studies Class
  • 2. BRAIN POP VIDEO
  • 3. Latitude and Longitude Latitude and longitude are two grid points by which you can locate any point of earth.
  • 4. Latitude Latitude ALWAYS comes before longitude.  Youcan remember that because the “a” in latitude comes before “o” in longitude. A way to remember that Latitude runs East to West is to think about the rhyme “Lat lays flat”
  • 5. Latitude The Equator is the boundary line that divides the globe into Northern and Southern hemispheres. The Equator registers at 0 degrees latitude. Find the Equator on your map and highlight it.
  • 6. Latitude When you see a coordinate that says the location is 30 degrees South. That means that the location is 30 degrees below the Equator. When you see a coordinate that says the location is 30 degrees North. That means that the location is 30 degrees above the Equator
  • 7. Longitude A way to remember that longitude lines run North to South is to find the word “long” in the word “longitude.” The Prime Meridian is the boundary line that divides the globe into the Eastern and Western hemispheres. The Prime Meridian registers at 0 degrees longitude Find the Prime Meridian on your map and highlight it.
  • 8. Longitude The Earth is divided into 360 equal parts called meridians. There are 180 equal parts West and 180 equal parts East of the Prime Meridian When you see a coordinate that says the location is 30 degrees East. That means that the location is 30 degrees to the right of the Prime Meridian. When you see a coordinate that says the location is 30 degrees West. That means that the location is 30 degrees to the left of the Prime Meridian.
  • 9. Map Skills Looking at your Continents and Oceans Map try and find the latitude and longitude coordinates for points A and B.  Write your latitude and longitude coordinates at the bottom of you map.  Once you have tried on your own turn to your partner and share.
  • 10. Map Skill Answers The coordinates for points A and B are as follows:  A) 30 degrees N, 60 degrees W  B) 45 degrees S, 90 degrees E

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