4. latitude and longitude introduction

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CGC 1P
Name:
Introduction to Latitude and Longitude
8
A
G
7
6
C
5
4
3
2
1
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
E
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
B
2
3
4
D 5
6
7
8
F
7
8
Instructions:
1. Label the horizontal base line at 0° LATITUDE (EQUATOR)
2. Label the vertical base line at 0° LONGITUDE (PRIME MERIDIAN)
NOTE:
Latitude is always 1st (North / South)
Longitude is always 2nd (East / West)
3. Ask students which point is on the equator. (answer: E) Show them co-ordinates. (answer: 0° Latitude, 3°East Longitude)
4. Ask students which point is on the prime meridian. (answer: D) Show them co-ordinates. (answer: 5° South Latitude, 0° Longitude)
5. Work through calculating each consecutive point with the class.
point A (7° N, 6° W)
point B (2° S, 5° W)
point C (4° N, 1° W)
point F (3° S, 5° E)
point G (7° N, 7° E)
6. Give students grid co-ordinates, and have them plot each new point.
point H (5° N, 6° W)
point I (7° S, 7° W)
point J (5° N, 5° E)
point K (7° S, 2° E)
point L (2° S, 7° E)
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