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Rappin' and Rhymin' With Longitude
Comparing longitude and latitude

What do you know about longitude? Latitude? Can you create a rap to compare them?

Students in Music Video
These students have attitude.

Create your own rap
Teacher Allison Bailey made lyrics for this "rap" to help her second graders understand longitude and latitude while they're doing Mystery Class.

"They had a blast reading it together, then they drew pictures of 'Longitude Dude'. Boy! Was he tall and skinny! Maybe next time we'll do fat Latitude Cat or something. It would be neat to have the kids make up their own rhymes. Enjoy! Allison "

That big tall dude called Longitude
Had an attitude about Latitude
He said, "See ya later!" to that old Equator
"I dig that Prime Meridian!"

Prime Meridian is the best
He splits the east up from the west.
People say my hero is just a zero,
But the Equator's a zero too!

The Equator thought he was so hot
to split hemispheres north and south,
But Prime Meridian goes to the north and south poles
While Equator hangs around!

That big tall dude called Longitude
Had an attitude about Latitude
He said, "See ya later!" to that old Equator
"I dig that Prime Meridian!"

Allison Bailey
Grade 2-3

Citrus Elementary School
Vero Beach, FL


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