Professional Learning Multimedia Lesson Plans Personal Workspace Site Search ALEXville Learning Activities Home Courses of Study


Mr. Strickland and the Gridded Earth

Loading the player ...

Download list:

This podcast is part of the series: Mr. Strickland's Geography Adventures


Mr. Strickland


Wilkerson Middle School; Birmingham City Schools


Latitude and longitude are important tools to reading a map.  By allowing us to grid the surface of the Earth, they make locating areas, countries, and regions easier.  They also help to explain the hours of the day, and the climate experienced in different parts of the globe.  This podcast uses humor and easy to understand explanations to describe both latitude and longitude, and their usefulness in mapping the globe.  

Length: 02:54

Content Areas: Science, Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[SS2010] GEOG (7) 1: Describe the world in spatial terms using maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies.

National/Other Standards:



As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.

Understand how to use mental maps to organize information about people, places, and environments in a spatial context.

Understand how to analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth's surface.



Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library

Hosted by Alabama Supercomputer Authority
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
Best of the Web