Geography? Subtitle Goes Here.
Geography Who Cares?
Warm Up <ul><li>With those at your table, discuss the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify continents 1-7 on the map and ...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D
Objectives <ul><li>Define the location theme of geography </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the “Station Location” activity </li>...
Main Idea <ul><li>Location can be defined in two ways: relative and absolute. </li></ul>
I.  Latitude Activity <ul><li>Mr. Landis will number you into 4 groups </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the table with your number ...
I.  Location <ul><li>Relative Location:  a place’s location in relation to another place. </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute Locat...
II.  The Big Five of Latitude <ul><li>A.  5 latitude lines have special features, and special names </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
III.  Latitude and Maps <ul><li>Cartography –  the study/writing of maps </li></ul><ul><li>Cartographer –  someone who stu...
IV.  What’s Latitude <ul><li>Latitude –  imaginary lines drawn East to West across the earth’s surface </li></ul><ul><ul><...
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Location: Latitude

  1. 1. Geography? Subtitle Goes Here.
  2. 2. Geography Who Cares?
  3. 3. Warm Up <ul><li>With those at your table, discuss the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify continents 1-7 on the map and oceans A-D </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D
  5. 5. Objectives <ul><li>Define the location theme of geography </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the “Station Location” activity </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize the role of latitude in absolute location </li></ul>
  6. 6. Main Idea <ul><li>Location can be defined in two ways: relative and absolute. </li></ul>
  7. 7. I. Latitude Activity <ul><li>Mr. Landis will number you into 4 groups </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the table with your number on it </li></ul><ul><li>Pick ONE person at your table to read the worksheet out loud </li></ul><ul><li>AS A TABLE DISCUSS the important information that you should jot down on your G.O. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate when the timer hits 0 </li></ul>
  8. 8. I. Location <ul><li>Relative Location: a place’s location in relation to another place. </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute Location: The exact location of a place on the earth’s surface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Found by measuring lines of latitude and longitude </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. II. The Big Five of Latitude <ul><li>A. 5 latitude lines have special features, and special names </li></ul><ul><ul><li>0 º - Equator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23.5º N – Tropic of Cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>66.5º N – Artic Circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23.5 º S – Tropic of Capricorn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>66.5º S – Antarctic Circle </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. III. Latitude and Maps <ul><li>Cartography – the study/writing of maps </li></ul><ul><li>Cartographer – someone who studies or writes maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Take the round shape of the earth and draw it to a flat piece of paper </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. IV. What’s Latitude <ul><li>Latitude – imaginary lines drawn East to West across the earth’s surface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure absolute location North and South of the equator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you say latitude think the steps of a “ladder” </li></ul></ul>

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