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Students examine photographs and complete research on river transportation. They describe the beginnings and innovations of the steamboats. Students research the development of trade from the 1700s through the 1800s. They write a one to two-page essay on river transportation.
Students, while reviewing an extensive list of vocabulary terms on the board, examine various transportation costs, schedules and practices. They brainstorm both economical and convenient ways to go from place to place. In addition, they role play making travel arrangements.
Students examine various modes of transportation used throughout the history of the United States. They explore various websites, answer discussion questions, construct a conestoga wagon using Tinker Toys and construction paper, and create a PowerPoint presentation about different modes of transportation.
Let's go to New York! Young researchers browse several websites to find informational texts that will help them decide the best mode of transportation for planning a pretend trip from their hometown to New York City. They create charts and graphs with spreadsheet software to display data they've collected. Next, they write a narrative explaining which mode of transportation they have chosen, including supporting details and textual evidence for their decision. All handouts and rubrics are included.
Middle schoolers research the major developments in transportation. In groups, they use this information to plot them on a timeline. They also write a paragraph about how advances in technology have changed the world. As a class, they discuss where the world would be without some of these advancements in transportation.