Introduction to Latitude and Longitude

Lesson Plan Overview

This lesson introduces students to latitude and longitude. They will look at lines of latitude and longitude on a United States map and discuss the reasons why these lines are helpful. Students will also discuss the ways that temperatures vary with latitude and will explain the clothes they might wear at specific latitudes.

Source: National Geographic Xpeditions
Grades: K-2

Literacy Principles:

OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

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