Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Tech Days Before Christmas - Day 7



Day 7 - Social Studies

Practice reading latitude and longitude lines and figure out what cities Santa will be visiting over the holidays.

Watch this YouTube video about lines of latitude and longitude (download using a YouTube downloader). 

Have students complete the latitude and longitude worksheet as practice from this website - Super Teacher Worksheets.

Pull out the laptops and have students go to www.googlemaps.com and have them type in the latitude and longitude coordinates I have listed (1-15) on this worksheet. 

They have to identify the location (famous places and monuments) where indicated. A couple of the places require that the students go to the street view and move around to find the monument. For example #12 will take the students pretty darn close to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. To get to the street view click on the “A” listed on the map as the location and then click on “street view” (see picture above). Location #6 (Big Ben) will also need a street view (upward rather than around).

2 comments:

Jordon, The Messy One said...

Thank you SO much for sharing your wonderful ideas! You're basically writing my lesson plans!!

Eve Heaton said...

Happy to help!