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On The Road Again: Cars, Culture, and Change Along Historic U.S. Highway 67

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and analyze some of the changes brought about by the automobile revolution in Arkansas during the 1920's. The book, A Journey Through Arkansas: Historic U.S. Highway 67, is used for...
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People Movers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate how transportation has evolved through the years. Students also generalize how transportation may continue to change in the future. Students work in small groups to brainstorm ideas the identify and solve a...
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Transportation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Engage in an 8-day study of different modes of transportation. Your students explore the concept of location and define the physical characteristics of places, such as, land forms, bodies of water, natural resources, and weather.
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Inuit Sled Dogs

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This is a terrific resource! Have your class learn about Inuit sled dogs using this lesson. They discuss how the Inuit travel and the needs of their sled dogs. This lesson includes a math activity, discussion questions and a cooperative...
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Life Before the Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
American life before the Civil War was very different from American life today. To show this difference in a full spectrum, learners compare two communities that illustrate the differences between Northern and Southern life. Throughout...
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Airplanes Everywhere: Land! Water! Sky! Oh, My!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
How important is aviation? Using the background information, teachers provide the class with a brief history of aviation. The class discusses how airplanes are important to the area of transportation in the 17th installment of a...
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Cut-N-Paste Map to School

For Students Pre-K - 1st
How do you get to school? Using the second page of the worksheet, you can draw a map of your route to school and paste on images of a scooter, bus, car, or feet.
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Make a Train

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Youngsters should have fun learning about and making a train. The children will learn that some trains carry people and some carry goods, identify different railroad cars, and understand that trains need tracks that are in good condition...
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Transportation Fuels: The Future is Today

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Assign each group of 3-4 upper elementary engineers to a different type of transportation fuel. A background information page is provided to get them started with researching their assigned fuel. Each group then produces an exhibit or a...
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Alternative Fuels: Debate Game

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders play a debate game as they explore the concept of alternative transportation fuel. They evaluate the advantages or disadvantages of using biofuels. Multiple resources, such as videos, PowerPoints, and websites are...
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The "Wright" Puzzle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A crossword puzzle based on the lives of the Wright brothers. Students research on their own or in small groups several brief biographies of the Wright brothers.They complete a crossword puzzle based on their reading.
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What Category do I Best Fit Into?

For Students K - 1st
Use this pre-reading exercise to help learners sort familiar objects into categories. For each of these three sets, they draw a line from the object to the category in which it belongs. There are two categories for each set. If scholars...
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Lesson 6: Crowded Skies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
This is a treasure-trove of multimedia resources to help your scholars analyze transportation methods. They discuss different forms of movement, utilizing several infographics to spur conversation deeper and get visual learners engaged....
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Transportation and Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students make an eco-friendly vehicle to help make transportation better for the environment. In this transportation lesson, students learn how transportation inventions are bad for the environment. They then see how engineers have tried...
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Connecting Kansas: Past and Present

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Upper graders identify five forms of transportation and describe how Kansans are connected to the rest of the country using transportation and communication. They complete a graphic organizer for each type of text structure given to them...
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Radio Program Disc 1, Track 6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers place the Ohio river in its historical and geographical context. They listen to the radio stories, and are asked what postive and negative influences does the Ohio River have on nearby communities>
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Why Is A City Located Where It Is?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars analyze how transportation influenced the development of Stillwater, Minnesota, They use the same techniques to analyze the impact of transportation on the origination and development of their own community.
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Cross Cultural Transportation and Resources Exchange

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students examine various modes of transportation. They explore regional transportation options and discover options available in their area. Students survey types of transportation people use in their area. Using spreadsheet data,...
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Ann Arbor Growth & Immigration

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders describe some of the factors that brought early settlers to Ann Arbor. They read Narrative-A Trip from Utica, New York, to Ingham County, Michigan in 1838. As an added challenge, 3rd graders can use maps to track Silas...
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An Era of Innovation

For Teachers K - 12th
Research milestones from the past century. Transportation milestones have changed society, the economy, communication, and travel. Pupils research these changes in order to create a transportation exhibit showing the enhancements in...
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Transportation Fuels: Biodiesel

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students examine biodiesel as a fuel for transportation.  In this biodiesel lesson students complete activities using their critical thinking.
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Future Transportation

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research various types of land, sea, and air transportation, including current modes and those anticipated in the near future. They imagine future types of transportation and predict where they might travel in these vehicles.
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Paddle-Wheel Steamboat

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners use the internet to research the advancements in transportation on rivers throughout 1800 and 1900. In groups, they use a picture to build their own model of a steamboat using everyday materials. To end the lesson, they use...
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City of Rainbows

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students identify the characteristics of a city including infrastructure, architecture, location, transportation, air quality, and suburbs. They recognize how cultures and the environment shape cities. They then identify the needs of a...