“Along the Line”
A 5th Grade Geography
Research & Technology Project By
Cristin Rioux and Karen Briggs
PowerPoint Slide Show Product - A Model
purpose of this project is to compare two world locations that fall on the same
line of latitude. What conclusions can you draw based on your research? This
project will be done both in the classroom and during computer time.
will be assigned a line of latitude.
will select a location within North America
on that line of latitude.
will select a location on another continent, other than North
America, on that same line of latitude.
will then do research on both of the locations. You will be using some of The
Five Themes of Geography to look at the climate,
physical features, and culture.
research will be recorded on the sheets given to you by the teacher.
Research will take place both in the computer lab and in the classroom.
will keep track of all sources and create a bibliography.
will complete a Venn Diagram comparing the two
locations for each theme.
will write a one page summary of what you learned about both locations;
the similarities and differences between them.
will create a PowerPoint presentation based on your two locations and your
YOUR NAME _______________________________________
Line of Latitude
Other Continent Location
Research Due Date
Summary Due Date
PowerPoint Presentation Due Date