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Longitude and Latitude

By David Benson, Alberto Ortiz
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"What are the benefits of being able to plot points on a map using longitude and latitude coordinates?"
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Overview

Grade Levels: 7, 8

Curriculum Areas:
Focus: History/Social Science
Secondary: Math

Topic:
Longitude and Latitude

Theme:
Plotting points on a map

Duration:
1 Week
Summary
Students will understand how to plot points using cardinal directions with lines of latitude and longitude.

Rationale
The use of abstract concepts to comprehend a concrete feature is an important procedure in identifying global locations that serve a variety of fields such as technology, geography, history and business.