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Map Reading Activities

By Linda C. Joseph - Posted Sep 1, 2013
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For September 1, 2013: Looking for an introduction to latitude and longitude? The World Map Activity at the Saskatoon Public Schools' Online Learning Centre site visually explains concepts such as latitude, longitude, equator, prime meridian, degrees, and the coordinates for locating places. After each concept is presented, there is a short interactive quiz to assess comprehension. A smartboard in your classroom makes it easy for student viewing and interaction. In addition, there is an activity for younger students using gridlines and a follow-up Tour of Saskatoon, Canada using an interactive map and photographs. Rounding out the page is a glossary of important map terms.

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