Latitude & Longitude

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Read pages 6-8, or watch the videos below.  Sometimes it’s hard to remember which is longitude & which is latitude.  A good way to remember is that longitude is long – north to south as you look at the globe.  Latitude is flat, circling around the globe east to west.

Discussion Questions:

  • Where do Meridians meet?
  • Where do Parallels meet?
  • How can we use Parallels & Meridians to find a location?
  • What continents are on the 300N latitude?
  • What degree latitude is the Equator?
  • What degree is the International Date Line?

Here’s a really great video explaining this topic:

Here’s a cheesy rap about longitude & latitude:

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