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Getting Around

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

40 minutes
Primary subjects: 
Civics and Government, Environmental Education, Physical Education
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In this lesson, students have fun simulating traffic in a busy city center by pretending to be riding in cars, biking, skateboarding, and getting around the city in other ways. They discuss transportation and compare getting around using fossil fuels to getting around using the power of their own bodies. They also look at the systems needed to support different transportation options. Students then vote on which transportation option they prefer and study the graphed results.

Key objectives for students
Identify different forms of transportation in the community.
Distinguish between human-powered and non-human-powered transportation options.
Explain how using human-powered transportation when possible is a healthy, sustainable choice.
Secondary subjects
Art, Mathematics, Reading or Language Arts
travel, Transportation, Energy, power, human-powered, non-human-powered, fossil fuels, Exercise, healthy habits, systems, safety, Climate
Collaboration, Communication skills, Systems thinking
Curiosity, Empathy, Mindfulness, Resilience
Brain-Based Learning, Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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