Reading latitude and longitude with greater accuracy

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 is specifically devised to help students read latitude and longitude with greater accuracy. Initially it scaffolds the learning of this skill with the use of guidelines, then encourages students to have a go without any aids.

The activity is differentiated two ways and includes an extension:

Easier – Students find the latitude and longitude of 12 points on a world map with guidelines.
Harder – Students find the latitude and longitude of 18 points on a world map with guidelines.

Extension – Students have a go at finding the coordinates of 12 points without guidelines.


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