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Latitude and Longitude

The Basics of Geography
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jyotsna nanda

on 8 May 2014

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Transcript of Latitude and Longitude

Latitude and Longitude


Orange cut through lines of longitude
Orange cut through lines of latitude
The ancient Babylonians
divided any circle
or sphere into
360 degrees.
Arctic Circle
Tropic of Cancer
Equator
Tropic of Capricorn
Antartic Circle
Major lines of latitude
North Pole
South Pole
Globe Says
North Pole
Arctic Circle
Tropic of Cancer
Equator
Tropic of Capricorn
Antarctic Circle
South Pole
Now you’re ready to find some locations on a map!
The End
Objectives
1)
Identify lines of latitude on a map including

Equator
North Pole
South Pole
Antarctic Circle
Arctic Circle
Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Cancer
2)
Identify lines of longitude on a map including
Prime Meridian
Pre Assessment
Can you…
Draw and label a compass rose?
Identify the Equator and Prime Meridian on a map?
Label all the major lines of latitude on a map?
Identify what line of latitude divides the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemisphere?
Identify these hemispheres on a map?
Identify what line of longitude divides the earth into the Western and Eastern Hemisphere?
Identify these hemispheres on a map?
Signing Latitude
Latitude:
“I'm climbing the ladder of latitudes,
latitudes, latitudes.
I'm climbing the ladder of latitudes, all around the world.”
Singing Longitude
Longitude:
“It's a LONG, LONG way from pole to pole,
pole to pole, pole to pole
It's a LONG, LONG way from pole to pole,
so we call those LONGITUDES.”
Assessment
You should be able to:
Draw and label a Compass Rose
Identify the major lines of latitude and longitude on a map
Correctly label all four Hemispheres on a map
Find locations on a map using latitude and longitude
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