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Transportation Revolution Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

The transportation revolution not only changed the way we get around, but altered the face of America. This lesson plan uses a video lesson to summarize key points. An activity highlights important facts about the modes of transportation that emerged at this point in history.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss the factors that led to the transportation revolution in America
  • list and explain the various modes of transportation that emerged during this time
  • explain how the transportation revolution changed America

Length

45 to 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

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