Students discover how the country's largest railway project, connecting the east and west coasts, became reality. They examine how transportation has evolved and shaped our society. Some excellent websites are imbedded in this plan.
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All Aboard the Innovation Train
Students read "Next Stop for the Subway, a Fully Automated Future" from The New York Times and consider the effect of technology on their town or city. After discussing arguments for and against the new computer-based subway system in...
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Galapagos Archipelago & Darwin's Theory
Students explore adaptation by participating in an Internet activity. For this Charles Darwin lesson, students identify the discoveries Darwin uncovered by researching the habitats and organisms on the Galapagos islands. Students...
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Gulf Oil Spill in the Classroom
Students explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students investigate the media response to the Gulf oil spill as they examine live streaming video, interpret data, and share their personal...
9th - 12th English Language Arts