# Latitude and Longitude Notes

```• Warm- Up: Latitude Longitude Pre
Test #9
• Content Objective: SWBAT identify location
based on latitude and longitude
coordinates.
• Language Objectives: Define latitude,
longitude, Prime Meridian, and Equator.
1. Lines of Latitude measure distance:
North and South
2. Three states below 30&deg;N = Florida, Texas,
Louisiana
3. State mostly east of 70&deg;W = Maine
4. Three states that extend west of 120&deg;W =
California, Oregon, Washington
6. X is on: Water
7. Star coordinates = 20&deg;N, 100&deg;W
Total up your Pre-Test and turn it into Mrs.
McKenica. Formative grade is out of 11.
Latitude and
Longitude
• Latitude and longitude work like a
map grid, but on a global scale. These
two sets of imaginary lines encircle
the globe. Locations on these lines
are stated in degrees (&deg;).
• Latitude and Longitude coordinates
are the best way to find exact location
on the Earth.
• What are some other ways to locate
places?
• Why do you think latitude and longitude
are better ways to locate places?
• Prime Meridian: starting point for
measuring longitude. It is labeled
as 0⁰ and runs north/south.
• Longitude:
Lines on a map
used to
measure
distance east or
west of the
Prime Meridian
• Equator: line of latitude that divides the
Northern Hemisphere from the
Southern Hemisphere. It is labeled as
0⁰ and runs east/west.
• Latitude: lines
on a map used
to measure
distance north
or south of the
Equator
Latitude is 1st and Longitude is 2nd:
Find: 35⁰ N, 120⁰ W
What state is it in?
• Now we are going to quietly
practice with a partner nearby.
• Turn your paper over to the back
and use the coordinates to find
the location of the letter they are
referring to.