Using 4 and 6-figure grid references to locate Brazilian cities

This lesson is part of Exploring Brazil, a Geography unit designed for students in KS2 (Y4-6), but can also be taught as a stand alone lesson.

It is a great introduction to using 6-figure grid references. The presentation first recaps how to find 4-figure grid references, then demonstrates how to find 6-figure grid references step by step.

There are two activities:


Activity 1:
Students locate 16 Brazilian cities using 4-figure grid references.

Extension – Students answer questions involving grid references and compass directions.


Activity 2:
Students have a go at describing the location of Brazilian cities more precisely using 6-figure grid references.

Easier – Students use mini-grids to help them locate 16 cities using 6-figure grid references.
Medium – Students use mini-grids to locate 8 cities, then estimate 6-figure grid references for 8 more cities.
Harder – Students have to estimate 6-figure grid references for all 16 cities (i.e. no mini-grids).


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