Subject:

Transportation

Thematic Scenario:

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students acquire information and make comparisons about modes of transportation in selected countries.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Knowledge of cultural practices
Examine authentic materials (bus schedules, metro maps, etc.)
Knowledge of metric system (kilometers, liters, etc.)
Compare transportation methods and costs

Strategies:

Pair Activities:
Students surf the internet to find information about transportation in selected countries.
Students create a jingle promoting a popular mode of transportation in selected countries.
Students do conversion worksheets (miles-kilometers, gallons-liters, U.S. currency-target country).
Students create a journal describing an imaginary trip in selected country, using a minimum of three modes of transportation.
Students write editorial pros/cons of different means of transportation.
Students create a futuristic mode of transportation that would be appropriate for the selected country (name, draw, build, explain).
Students search the internet for authentic maps and transportation signs from the target country.
Oral Presentation:
Students write and perform a skit role-playing transportation situations.
Students present a compare/contrast overview of transportation practices in selected countries.
Students plan, perform, and use videos depicting travel experiences in selected countries.

Assessments:

Projects:
Students surf the internet to find information about transportation in selected countries, meeting rubric criteria.
Students create an original futuristic mode of transportation (name, draw, build, explain), meeting rubric criteria.
Students apply various map skills using maps from the target country, meeting specified criteria.
Students search the internet for authentic maps and transportation signs from the target country, meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Students write and perform a skit role-playing transportation situations, meeting rubric criteria.
Students present a compare/contrast overview of transportation practices in selected countries, meeting selected criteria..
Students plan, perform, and use videos depicting travel experiences in selected countries, meeting rubric criteria.

Resources:

Internet
Library research/resources
Videos