Objective: Students will be able to locate places around the world using latitude and longitude.

Materials:
  • Book, A World of Wonders
  • Map of the world
  • Red, purple, and blue colored pen or pencil

Procedures
In this activity, the students will be reading the story A World of Wonders. After reading students will complete a longitude and latitude assignment that will reinforce and give the students a visual for where these places are in the world. Print out the following directions and map graphic to hand out to students and have them follow the prompts.

Use the map provided to complete the following steps:
1. Draw a red line along the equator (0 degrees latitude).
2. Draw a purple line along the Prime Meridian (0 degrees longitude).
3. In which ocean is the location 10 degrees S latitude, 75 degrees E longitude located? Mark it on the map with a blue "X" and write the name of the ocean.
4. In which ocean is the location 30 degrees N latitude, 60 degrees W longitude located? Mark it on the map with a blue "Y" and write the name of the ocean.
5. Mark the following cities on the map in red:
Beijing: 40°N, 116°E
C.
Cairo: 30°N, 31°E
CT.
Cape Town: 34°S, 18°E
H.
Hong Kong: 22°N, 114°E
J.
Jakarta: 6°S, 106°E
LA.
Los Angeles: 34°N, 118°W
LI.
Lima: 12°S, 77°W
LO.
London: 51°N, 0°W
MC.
Mexico City: 19°N, 99°W
MO.
Moscow: 55°N, 37°E
MU.
Mumbai: 19°N, 72°E
NA.
Nairobi: 1°S, 37°E
NO.
New Orleans: 30°N, 90°W
NY.
New York: 40°N, 74°W
R,
Rio de Janeiro: 23°S, 43°W
SE.
Seattle: 47°N, 122°W
SY.
Sydney: 34°S, 151°E
TK.
Tokyo: 35°N, 139°E
T.
Toronto: 43°N, 79°W

Other Ohio Standards:
Grade 5
Geography, Places and Regions
5. Daily life is influenced by the agriculture, industry and natural resources in different communities.