Presentation on theme: "Reading Maps Aim: How does latitude and longitude help us read maps?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Reading Maps Aim: How does latitude and longitude help us read maps? Do Now: Write down anything you know about latitude and longitude. Take out homework.
2 Do Now- open Finding Latitude and Longitude worksheet. Answer: Reading MapsDo Now- open Finding Latitude and Longitude worksheet. Answer:What is the equator?What is the prime meridian?Why is latitude and longitude important?
3 Longitude and Latitude Latitude – lines on a map that run east and west. These lines are called parallels.Like a ladderEquator – the midpoint for latitudeLongitude – lines on a map that run north and south. These lines are called meridians.Prime Meridian – the midpoint for longitude
4 Using DegreesDegrees – unit of measurement that describes the distance between lines of latitude and longitudeExample 60⁰NGlobal grid – makes it possible to pinpoint exact locations on a map.38⁰ N, 77⁰ WLatitude, Longitude
5 Directions Cardinal directions – north, south, east, and west Intermediate directions – northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast
6 Steps to finding locations using latitude and longitude: Example 45⁰ N, 120⁰ W Start at the equator to find latitude.Go North 45⁰. Put a dot on that line.Start at the Prime Meridian to find longitude.Go West 120⁰. Put a dot on that line.Find where those two lines meet.*Latitude is always North or South and is always the first numberLongitude is always West or East and is always the second number.
7 Do Now- open Latitude-Longitude A-J Reading MapsDo Now- open Latitude-Longitude A-JFIND THE LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE OF:SPAINBOLIVIAFLORIDA
8 Main Ideas Latitude and longitude are used to organize maps They are also used so we have a universal way to read maps.