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Lesson overview:What are the hemispheres?

  • Locate the Northern and Southern hemispheres on a globe & explore countries in each one
  • Describe the significance and importance of the equator & explore countries that the equator goes through
  • Identify the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and review the latitude of different countries, including the UK
  • Locate the Northern and Southern hemispheres on a globe & explore countries in each one
  • Describe the significance and importance of the equator & explore countries that the equator goes through
  • Identify the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and review the latitude of different countries, including the UK

In this lesson, we will be learning about hemispheres, which divide the world into two equal halves. We will explore the Northern and Southern hemispheres as well as the Equator, an imaginary line which circles around the Earth, halfway between the North and South Poles.