Review the basics of Longitude and Latitude and then reflect on one of the most traumatic days in U.S. History.
How comfortable are you with longitude and latitude?
What is Longitude and Latitude?
Latitude lines are parallel lines that measure how far North or South based on the Equator. The Equator is halfway around the world and starts at 0 degrees. 90 degrees is the highest degree at the North and South poles.
What is the central parallel line that all other latitude lines are based from?
Lines of LONGITUDE start at 0 degrees at the Prime Meridian. Longitude lines measure lines east or west of the Prime Meridian. They can go up to 180 degrees (which is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean).
Select the 3 facts about LONGITUDE lines:
Equator is the base line
Measures points East & West
Based from the Prime Meridian
Measures from 0 to 180 degrees
Longitude and Latitude line cross. At these intersecting points create the coordinates. Latitude lines are listed first then latitude lines. EX: 30 degrees N., 60 degrees E.
Which continent is located at 60 N, 120 W?
Which letter is at coordinate 15 South, 75 East?