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From Then to Now


In this lesson, students learn the history of transportation from “then to now.” They explore how innovators across time have figured out new—and progressively quicker—ways to get from one place to another. Students examine the history of transportation via animal, the invention of the wheel, and the pros and cons of other key developments. They work in teams to investigate, compare, and organize their thoughts about several modes of transportation. Then they think critically about how modern transportation technology has led to advantages and disadvantages for life on Earth today.

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