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Longitude and Latitude

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Uploaded on Sep 30, 2010

http://www.eutoxita.com/ This is my follow-up to "5 Themes of Geography". I'm teaching science now but my friend & colleague requested something to help students remember and understand how latitude and longitude work. There are references to Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and Bob Dylan. Special thanks to my daughter for making the Dylanesque cards and to my son for loaning me his football jersey. Go Rams!

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Longitude and Latitude
©2010 James B. White

(Chorus)
Longitude and latitude
Are easy if you have the right attitude
Your teacher will show you gratitude
If you learn longitude and latitude
(2 X)

Latitude measures south and north
Up and down from the Equator they sally forth
They're the lines that run from east to west
Like the rungs of a ladder—you'll pass the test

Just don't forget they go both ways
North is up, south is down, so look both ways
Like a number line or a football field
To the cardinal directions latitude yields

(Chorus X2)

The Prime Meridian is where the longitude's counted from
Zero at Greenwich is where to get your bearings from
To measure west and east the lines are drawn from north to south
If it seems too confusing just keep listening to my mouth

Just don't forget they go both ways
East is right, west is left, just look both ways
Like a number line or a football field
To the cardinal directions latitude yields

(Chorus)

Longitude, latitude
Have the right attitude
Teacher show you gratitude
Longitude, latitude
Lines are going up down
Gotta be a class clown
Left, right, don't fight
Study each and every night
Number line, football
Read a map, stand tall
North, south, east, west
Formula for success
Have yourself a nice day
Don't forget both ways
Longitude, latitude
Have a better attitude

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