First, everything we're about to do is summarized and explained in this article: Hammond, T.C., Bodzin, A.M., & Stanlick, S.E. (2014). Redefining the longitude/latitude experience with a scaffolded geocache. Social Studies, 105, 237-244 (available in CourseSite or from instructor).
Second, here are the materials we'll be using
- Images taken on the Equator and/or Prime Meridian: https://del.icio.us/tchammond/latLon+flickr.
- Handouts for running this activity at Iacocca Hall
- Worksheet to prompt main concepts of lat & lon: geocache_activity_Iacocca_back_side_of_handout_ver01.pdf.
- GPS targets: geocache_activity_Iacocca_handout_ver04.doc
- (plain-text, comma-separated values version of file: Iacocca_Hall_geocache_locations.csv)
- Lat-lon decision-making scaffold: decision-making_scaffold_ver03.doc
- Locations for one second by one second polygon: one_second_of_lat_lon_Iacocca_ver02.doc
- ...Don't look at this stuff until we're back inside!
- Google Earth overlay of the target locations: Scaffolded%20geocache%20-Iacocca%20Hall%2C%20ver03_KML_version.kml
- Google Earth overlay of one second by one second polygon: second_lat-lon_Iacocca_ver02.kmz.