My students were having a hard time with longitude and latitude. They could not really judge the halfway points between the longitude or latitude lines provided on printed maps, and they could not visualize the idea of the coordinates and the fact that the two numbers together made a target on the location we were trying to identify. I compared longitude and latitude lines to a game of Battleship and suddenly, lightbulbs went on!
I adapted a United States map to fit a Battleship game board, and we played map skills Battleship. It was a great way to reinforce this map skill.
CLICK HERE to read about how to play with your students and to download a printable map that will fit Battleship boards.