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.
Content Areas: Science, Social Studies
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[T1] GEG (7) 1: Describe the world in spatial terms using maps, major physical and human features, and urban and rural land-use patterns.
[S1] (6) 8: Describe how Earth's rotation, Earth's axial tilt, and distance from the equator cause variations in the heating and cooling of various locations on Earth.
NSS-G.K-12.1 THE WORLD IN SPATIAL TERMS
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.