Transportation Systems

Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a car-dependent society, how transportation affects the availability of goods, and transportation for the future.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • This topic has many possibilities for designing a large interdisciplinary project. After reviewing this resource, consider working with instructors in other departments for several cross-curricular lesson opportunities
  • Have learners administer the American Attitudes Survey to family members or other class members for more varied and comprehensive set of results
Pros

  • All PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, and lesson plans included (links provided throughout resource)
  • Detailed PowerPoint presentations, with large bodies of information given in Presenter's Notes
  • Excellent student worksheets and graphic organizers to accompany lessons
Cons

  • None