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Students, through a literature based assignment, explore basic modes of transportation and examine how different things move at different speeds.
Second graders read a short passage along with the teacher to pull out various transportation related words. They analyze each of the chosen words by creating a chart which helps them think about the similarities and differences of each words in order to categorize it.
Students evaluate the impact of transportation on society, the economy, communication, and travel. They complete an inquiry project about modern modes of transportation, and compare transportation of the 19th century to transportation today.
Young scholars 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.
In this transports of delight worksheet, students, with a partner, think of how many different modes of transportation there is, the advantages and disadvantages of each one and fill in the blanks in six sentences.
Students explore a poster and listen to and practice with transportation words. For this ESL lesson, students use the vocabulary words in context, role play, and make a map for vocabulary reinforcement.
Students explore a poster and listen to and practice with transportation words. In this ESL lesson, students use the vocabulary words in context, role play, and make a map for vocabulary reinforcement.
Students explore transportation and transportation related jobs as they improve their vocabulary.
Students 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.
Students, in groups, identify the origins of a number of transportation idioms. They search for current transportation idioms to have a partner explain.
Seventh graders examine the Tennessee River to see why it is still a major transportation artery in lieu of the age of modern transportation such as interstate highways, air cargo, and elaborate railway systems.
Students identify and practice the proper techniques for conducting an emergency rescue and transport of an injured person.  In this health lesson, students examine circumstances to determine if and how patients should be safely moved after an injury.
Students explore an online transportation poster, finding and listening to vocabulary and clicking on hotspots to bring up windows with additional vocabulary and sentences. In this transportation lesson plan, students repeat vocabulary, pantomime transportation show, sing "Row Row Row Your Boat" with movement, and identify sign in the classroom and in the community.
Students listen to the song, The Wheels on the Bus, then change the words for a boat.
Students watch a road safety video about road rage. In groups, they compile a list of situations which they believe cause stress to drivers. They also analyze public v. private transport.
Pupils develop an understanding of the benefits of all forms of transportation. Students list and record observations from watching several films. Pupils share findings with the class members. Students complete a KWL chart.
Students recognize modes of transportation. They research historical data from a variety of primary and secondary sources including the Harriman expedition journals, related web sites, and photographs from the expedition. Students compare modes of transportation used by the past Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899 to the Harriman Expedition Retraced in 2001.
Students develop a timeline of inventions in transportation. In this transportation lesson plan, students are presented with information about various improvements to transportation. Students use the facts to create a timeline of transportation firsts
Students become aware of the importance of transportation in everyday life through discussion and by making a mobile of modes of transportation.
Third graders measure the speed at which they can walk in order to understand speed and distance traveled. They then research the history of transportation and express data in a class timeline.

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