Grade: Elementary

#1876. Transportation

Social Studies, level: Elementary
Posted Mon Jul 31 08:32:24 PDT 2000 by Amy Kuklis (
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana
Materials Required: *Please see below*
Activity Time: 1 hour
Concepts Taught: transportation in your community

ways to get from here to there


This lesson is designed to make the kids aware of all the different forms of transportation. This
lesson should precede a lesson on 9-1-1, so the children are aware of where the services they will need will be coming from.


Have students recognize all the ways to get from one place to another. For example, taking the bus (either the school bus, or the public bus) or walking. Also to link transportation systems to their lives.


After completing this lesson, students will be able to perform the following tasks with minimal
difficulty; learning the rules of the different forms of transportation, such as the public bus, learn how to read the public transportation schedule, and also recognize all the possible ways of transportation.
Other Objectives:
Learn how to calculate cost, and directions, diastase, and timing.


Bus schedule (or another form of transportation schedule)
Money (real or play) to figure out the costs of purchasing a ticket
Bus-acutally take a bus trip and take the time to figure out the cost of the tickets for the diastase you will be traveling.

Instructional Activity:
The teacher will teach the rules of using many different types of transportation, teach the children
what is free to ride, and which of the items you must pay to travel on. The children will learn different
ways to get from one place to another, and can also recognize places they have already learned
about in there neighborhood. It should be pointed out that transportation does not only have to
consist on a motor vechicle, but it can also be walking or riding a bike.

The assessment could be done as a class, by asking the students the different forms of transportation,
wand what you would have to do to use that particular type of transportation and the rules that would
follow. For example, teaching them the rules about bike riding, such as wearing a helmet, and where
you are and are not allowed to ride your bike.