Curriculum Area: I&S Social StudiesUnit: Understanding Latitude and LongitudeYear group: 7
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Ongoing Evaluation
Student’s SBAT:
Identify on a globe the important lines of Latitude/Longitude; Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Greenwich Meridian, International date line.
Teacher to highlight the difficulties of finding places on a world map without making reference to lines of latitude or lines of longitude. Students will try to explain where places are by just saying up, down, left or right.Student’s can:

Find the latitude/longitude of a number of places shown on a globe.
Determine the number of degrees that separate lines of latitude/longitude on any given map.

Determine locations of given points on a globe using lines of latitude/longitude.

Use coordinates to locate places and calculate distances.
Teacher to review the historical necessity for establishing latitude and longitude as a result of naval warfare, ocean exploration and the expansion of Empires.

Teacher will work with students to help them locate points on a globe and on a map using given longitude and latitude coordinates.
Calculate the number of degrees that separate places on a globe.

Give positions on a map using two figure coordinates.

Compete in a game of “Battleships” as a means of locating positions using coordinate references.
Show how climate changes with positions of latitude.

Measure global distances both east/west and north/south.
Teacher shows students how the world is split into various regions of latitude. Students will try to determine what the climate is like in a range of latitudes. Students will compare low, medium and high latitude climates.

Students will use a globe to explore distances around the earth using lines of longitude and latitude.
Complete a table showing changes in climate as they are related to latitude.

Determine distances on a map or globe using only lines of longitude and lines of latitude.