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How Do You Get to School?
Students, through a literature based assignment, explore basic modes of transportation and examine how different things move at different speeds.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Students explore transportation and transportation related jobs as they improve their vocabulary.
Categorize Important Vocabulary Words and Describe their Features
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.
The Tennessee River: The Tie That Binds
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.
Trekking Across America
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.
Pilots, Drivers, and Captains
Students listen to the song, The Wheels on the Bus, then change the words for a boat.
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.
ADULT ESOL LESSON PLAN--Level 2--Transportation and Travel
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.
Now and Then and Back Again: A Study of Transportation
Learners 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.
Transports Of Delight?
In this transports of delight instructional activity, 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.
Learners explore a poster and listen to and practice with transportation words. In this ESL lesson plan, 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.
Go Far in a Car
Students listen to the song, The Wheels on the Bus. They are shown the book, This is the Way We Go to School. Afterward, they learn the phonetic principle of rhyming words.
Getting To School: Loving It Or Loathe It?
Students engage in a study looking at the problem of transportation to school. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to work together to come up with possible solutions based upon current statistics.
Comparing 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.
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.
"Trails, Rails, and Roads" Lesson 1: "Language and Transportation"
Students, in groups, identify the origins of a number of transportation idioms. They search for current transportation idioms to have a partner explain.
Transportation Through Time
Students write a short story illustrating the past and imaging the future in transportation. In this transportation lesson plan, students explore artifacts that have to do with transportation in the past in Chicago.
Module 6: Survivor in rescue 117: Emergency Rescue and Transport
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.
Pupils 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.