Guiding Thought Question: Explain the Absolute and Relative location of a place you'd like to go someday without saying the name of it.
Relative Location: The location as described by the general area where it is, as well as what is around it (ex. Nebraska is in the middle of the United States, surrounded by Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri)
Absolute Location: A specific indicator of where something is located, usually communicated as an address or Latitude and Longitude (ex. the Education center at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo is located at 3701 S. 10th Street, Omaha, NE, 68107 or 41.267324 North and -95.919587 West)
*To look up coordinates use Latlong.net
Today's Learning Objective: Students will examine the effect the sun's energy has on seasonal variations, and the effect that a place's location will have on the amount of solar insolation it receives throughout the course of the year by completing a map lab and reviewing concepts through direct instruction.