Latitude & Longitude Lesson - Elementary Social Studies Lessons & Tests - My Schoolhouse - Online Learning
Longitude is the angular distance east or west, between
the meridian of a particular place and that of Greenwich, England,
expressed in degrees or time. Each Longitudinal Line is marked with
a measurement of degree east or west.
Latitude is the angular distance north or south from the
equator, measured in degrees on the meridian of a point. Each
latitudinal line is marked with a measurement of degree north or south.
Look at the map below.
The map below is a Mercator Map. Use the map below
to answer the following questions.
1. What US state is located south of 40 degrees latitude
and -120 degrees longitude?
2. What continent is located south of 10 degrees
3. What country does the 50 degrees latitudinal line
4. If you stand at 20 degrees latitude and -100 degrees
longitude, you will be in
5. What ocean does the -120 degrees longitude line
6. What ocean does the -60 degrees longitude line
7. The state of Texas lies at
degrees latitude and
8. Most of Florida is below the
degree latitude line.
9. The Great Lakes can be found below
degrees latitude and above
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