Read pages 6-8, or watch the videos below. Sometimes it’s hard to remember which is longitude & which is latitude. A good way to remember is that longitude is long – north to south as you look at the globe. Latitude is flat, circling around the globe east to west.
- Where do Meridians meet?
- Where do Parallels meet?
- How can we use Parallels & Meridians to find a location?
- What continents are on the 300N latitude?
- What degree latitude is the Equator?
- What degree is the International Date Line?
Here’s a really great video explaining this topic:
Here’s a cheesy rap about longitude & latitude:
- ABCya! Latitude & Longitude Pirate Treasure Hunt Game
- KidsGeo.com Find Hannah game
- Social Studies for Kids