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Merle Love - Maps Latitude & Longitude

5th Grade Social Studies - Review of Maps
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Merle Love

on 13 August 2014

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Transcript of Merle Love - Maps Latitude & Longitude

How do we read and interpret maps?
Maps showing Latitude & Longitude
Longitude
Latitude
How far is it in miles along the equator between two degrees of longitude, say from 15° W to 16° W?"
How would you begin to figure out the answer to that question?
Follow the Map
http://www.quia.com/cb/1284.html
Geography Game
http://www.wartgames.com/themes/geography/maps.html
Latitude & Longitude are imaginary lines drawn on maps to easily locate places on the Earth.
The Equator is the line of 0 degrees latitude.
Longitude lines run east and west and are also called parallels
Latitude lines run north and south and are known as meridians.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1E0I4eLKNI&feature=related
The North Pole
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