My children are studying hemispheres and lines of longitude and latitude in Geography at the moment.
We revised our Lines of Longitude and Latitude with the fun Geography game “Simon Says”.
We watched this YouTube video on Lines of Longitude and Latitude
I created this fun minibook for them ~
The minibook has several circle pages that we stuck to the top or bottom or sides so they could open to show the different lines of longitude or latitude.
You can download this minibook here ~ Hemispheres
Each page has labels and/or pictures ~
The children draw the major lines of Latitude on this page.
They cut the page so it opens up and down.
We attached the top and bottom halves to the base circle.
(The base circle page is a blank circle with the North and South Poles).
This page is split vertically so it opens to each side.
We attached each side to the left and right sides of the base circle.
The children cut and pasted the relevant labels.
The Greenwich Meridan line shows O°and measures co-ordinates for E or W/ day and night/
This page is not cut to open, so we attached the circle page to the top of the booklet.
The children enjoyed drawing in jungles in the torrid zone and tropical islands in the temperate zones.
Discuss different climates, seasons and vegetation.
Look at pictures of Equatorial jungles.
Look at Kiribati chain of coral islands that has land in all 4 hemispheres here.
- Page 4: Final page showing Arctic and Antarctic Circles.
The children correctly place the labels and pictures.
Look at pictures and animals from the Frigid Zones.
We used all these links for this Unit Study:
I am using Intelligo Unit Studies for our Geography course.