Latitude and Longitude Differentiated Lesson Plan

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Scholars warm-up their map skills with a discussion using location words to describe familiar places. An engaging video informs class members about latitude and longitude. Three leveled activities extend the learning experience for below, on, and above-grade level learners. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pose the Exit Ticket question on a classroom blog 
  • Have several maps available for learners to browse to gain focus and attention
  • Divide the class into small groups based on ability—assign each group their activity and roam to assist as needed 
Classroom Considerations
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  • Pupils should be familiar with the relative and absolute location, parallel and perpendicular lines, and grid maps 
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  • The lesson plan is neatly organized and easy to follow 
  • Includes one extension activity 
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