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Latitude and Longitude

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1 Latitude and Longitude

2 Do Now Draw a map of this classroom. Use a key to label 5 important items in this room.

3 Latitude Lines that run east and west
Show the distance north or south of the equator. Called parallels: they are parallel to each other, are always the same distance apart, and never meet.

4 Lines of Latitude

5 Equator Line that is halfway between the North and South Poles
Divides the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and is marked 0 degrees

6 Equator on Globe

7 Equator on Map

8 Longitude Lines that run north and south
Show the distance (in degrees) east or west of the Prime Meridian Called meridians: run from the North Pole to the South Pole, they meet at the Earth’s poles, and they are farthest apart from each other at the Equator.

9 Lines of Longitude

10 Prime Meridian Line that runs north and south through Greenwich, England, near the city of London Divides the eastern and western hemisphere and is marked 0 degrees

11 Prime Meridian on Globe

12 Prime Meridian on Map

13 Applying Latitude and Longitude

14 Wrap Up Which direction to lines of latitude run? What do they measure? Which direction do lines on longitude run? What do they measure?

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