Week of October 1

FRIDAY – No warm-up

Latitude and longitude final exam today – open flip book! Test is posted in Google Classroom.

Flip books are DUE TODAY!!

THURSDAY – No warm-up.

Test today – if absent you will need to take the test in the classroom before school or during lunch.

Activity – Independent work time on the Absolute Location flip book. DUE FRIDAY!!

There is an “open flip book” test on Friday as well.

WEDNESDAY – Warm up – North America quiz game THE TEST IS THIS TOMORROW, OCTOBER 4TH! DON’T FORGET THE BAHAMAS AND PUERTO RICO!

Activity – Independent work time on Absolute Location Flip books. DUE ON FRIDAY!!

TUESDAY – Warm up – North America quiz game THE TEST IS THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH!

CHECK SYNERGY – YOUR GRADE IN THIS CLASS MIGHT HAVE CHANGED WHEN THE LAST ASSIGNMENTS WERE ENTERED!!!!!!

Activity – Independent work on Absolute Location flip book.

THERE WILL BE AN “OPEN FLIP-BOOK” TEST ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH.

FLIP BOOKS ARE DUE THE SAME DAY!!!!!

MONDAY – Warm up – North America quiz game – Your goal is 100% twice. Get an atlas from the front of the room if you need help identifying countries. Don’t forget that Puerto Rico and The Bahamas will both be on the quiz as well. THE TEST IS THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH!

Activity – Absolute-location-flip-book-w-vocab final

This activity will be completed in class over several days. The due date will be Friday, October 5th. Use the table and the links below to find information explaining the critical vocabulary for this project. THERE WILL BE AN “OPEN FLIP-BOOK” TEST ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH.

 

The links are in ascending order of reading levels – lowest first; highest last.

Latitude and Longitude for Kids

textbook pg 4-5

Understanding Latitude and Longitude – the Global Grid

Newsela article at multiple reading levels available in Google Classroom.

More information in the matrix below.

latitude horizontal lines;  measures distance north or south from the Equator.; measured in degrees; 90° total from the Equator to the poles.;  also known as parallels.
longitude vertical lines; measures distance east or west of the Prime Meridian;measured in degrees;180° total east or west of  the Prime Meridian; also known as meridians
parallels Another name for lines of latitude
meridians Another name for lines of longitude
Equator The zero° line of latitude; divides the north and south hemispheres
Prime Meridian The zero° line of longitude; divides the east and west hemispheres
Tropic of Capricorn The latitude line 23.5° south of the Equator; it is the farthest point south that the sun will be directly overhead.
Tropic of Cancer The latitude line 23.5° north of the Equator; it is the farthest point north that the sun will be directly overhead.
degrees The unit of measure (angles) for latitude and longitude; there are 69 miles in a degree of latitude.
minutes A smaller unit of measure for lat/long; there are 60 minutes in a degree
seconds An even smaller unit of measure for lat/long; there are 60 seconds in each minute
coordinates The lat/long values that intersect to give an absolute location on Earth.

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