Latitude & Longitude Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Where in the world are your students? Highlight the important points of latitude and longitude with the help of a video lesson and in-class mapping activity. To take instruction even further, use our extensions and related lessons.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define latitude and longitude
  • identify the Equator and Prime Meridian
  • map point coordinates of latitude and longitude

Length

30 minutes to 1 hour

Materials

  • World globe
  • Photocopies of world maps showing lines of latitude and longitude

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Key Vocabulary

  • latitude
  • Equator
  • longitude
  • Prime Meridian
  • coordinates

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