revolving the day around The Polar Express by
Chris Van Allsburg, have a lesson on the north pole
and where it is located.
the students brainstorm different modes of
transportation. Record their responses on the
chalkboard or chart paper. Lead to a discussion
on how some of the modes of transportation were
inventions. They have not been around forever.
with the students how people and horses pulled trains
before the steam locomotive was invented.
Compare and contrast how people in history moved about
compared to people of today.
a timeline on the long piece of butcher paper.
The dates to mark off are those on the Transportation
Timeline Worksheet into strips and have select
students read the strips and place them in the correct
place on the timeline.
a discussion about the timeline and how the years
relate to today's date.
out the Transportation
Timeline Worksheet for Students and have them
complete it individually or as a class, depending on
the age of the students.