Transportation

Key words: Instructional Strategies, Social Studies, K-12

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Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 22:07:47 EST

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From: Cathy Brandt

Subject: Transportation?

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Hi folks,

When we return from Spring Break on the 15th we will be starting a unit on Transportation. Anyone have any neat ideas, activities, resources, etc?

I've been thinking about a Transportation Timeline and use the Tom Snyder Timeliner software. Any thoughts about what else I might include with this?

I plan to do trading and transporting goods with the older kids.

I'd like to have some ideas on cumulative projects.

Thanks

Cathy - who is brain dead and couldn't put a lesson plan together at this minute if her life depended upon it

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Date: Fri, 5 Apr 1996 22:56:24 -0500

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From: Mcfdyn@AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Transportation?

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Cathy,

How about tying transportation into a geography unit. Pick a few (or a lot, doesn't matter) countries, then have the students research the means of transportation used in each country and compare it to the transportation in the U.S. Have a World Transportation Day in which students demonstrate their results for the rest of the school.

Have a transporation fair (kinda like a science fair). Each student picks a form of transportation (specific, such as milk truck, or general, such as trucks). They must prepare a display which would include a model (or models) that they've made themselves, a poster and an informational presentation (signed, spoken or written). In our science fairs we gave about 40% weight to the kids' explanations of the project and the science supporting it (in our case, in either English or Spanish). You could also do this or have the students spead out in twos or threes to share their projects with other classes. I think it's important that students learn to share information; this is more interesting than just making a report for the teacher or even for their own classmates.

kathy mcfadyen

Uploaded by: Melissa Close/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major