How the World's First Metro System Was Built

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Imagine the engineering challenges of constructing a subway system underneath a huge city the size of London. Viewers get a chance to see how they did it with a short video that the describes the methods used to construct the London Underground.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members investigate the role London's underground played in World Wars I and II
  • Flip the lesson asking class members to view the video, complete the comprehension check, and research related topics, before returning for a full class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource contains the video, a comprehension check, links to related resources, and a discussion question

  • The narrator offers an explanation of why those initially opposed to the project came to support it

  • None
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