One of the trickiest things for me to teach (and to learn!) about Geography is keeping things straight between latitude and longitude. Because of that difficulty, I’ve decided to create another “The Best…” list. You might also be interested in The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography.
Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Teaching About Latitude & Longitude (that are, of course, accessible to English Language Learners). These are not listed in any order of preference:
The Saskatoon Public Schools Online Learning Center has a nice interactive on latitude and longitude.
The Calgary Academy has a great online interactive on the topic that provides audio support for the text. You first have to register for the site, though. Just click “Start Activity.”
Here’s a free Brainpop movie on the topic.
Kids Geo has a fun latitude and longitude reinforcing game.
Try-out this Pearson “drag-and-drop” activity.
Here’s a game to test and practice understanding of the concept.
And here’s another simple game.
You can also find these links, and links to other map-reading activities, on my website under Introduction to Maps.
As always, feedback and additional suggestions are welcome.