Locating the world’s famous mountains using latitude and longitude

This lesson is part of Mountain Environments, a Geography unit designed for students in upper KS2 (Y4-6).

N.B. Ideally students have a grounding in latitude and longitude prior to this lesson. The unit Understanding Latitude & Longitude is an ideal introduction to the topic.

First the presentation introduces students to latitude and longitude and goes through how to find the coordinates of a point step-by-step. It then asks students to find the latitude and longitude of several world capital cities.

The activity and extension then challenge children to locate famous world mountains using their latitude and longitude:

EasierStudents locate 12 famous world mountains using latitude and longitude.
HarderStudents locate 16 famous world mountains using latitude and longitude.

ExtensionStudents add more famous mountains to their world map using latitude and longitude clues.

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