Locating world capital cities using latitude and longitude

This lesson is part of Understanding Latitude and Longitude, a unit designed for students in upper KS2 and KS3. It can also be taught as a stand-alone lesson.

This lesson gives students a chance to consolidate the skills the have learned in the unit so far. The presentation first encourages students to estimate latitude and longitude and then challenges them to work out the coordinates of several capital cities.

The activity can be used as an assessment tool for the unit or done in partners to promote discussion and sharing of ideas. There is also an extension activity.

Activity – Students identify world capital cities using latitude and longitude clues.

Extension – Students locate and label 6 more capital cities on their world map and answer further challenge questions.

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This product is available as part of the bundle: Understanding Latitude and Longitude - KS2/KS3