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These sites give a brief overview of the history of transportation. Topics covered include women in transportation, museum information, and more. Links to eThemes Resources on specific modes of transportation are included.
This lesson plan involves students in learning the effects of transportation in their lives and what kinds of transportation affect the culture around them. An oral presentation by students will show they understand the connection of transportation and culture.
These sites focus on automobile transportation. Read about the development of the first automoblies as well as the electric cars of today. Contains photographs of old and new cars. Also included is information about the parts of cars and their functions.
These sites explain the different types of covered wagons that were used by pioneers to traverse the Oregon Trail in the late 19th century. Topics include the materials, dimensions, usage, manufacturers, cost, and durability of this primitive mode of transportation.
Learn about steamboats and their impact on American history. See drawings and photographs and read first-hand accounts. Includes audio files of steamboat whistles and videos of the boats. Also read about the inventors and builders. Includes eThemes Resources on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Watch a video on steamboats in Hannibal.
These sites about transportation are for children in grades 1-2. Topics covered include automobiles, trains, boats, and aircraft. There are also images and interactive games about the forms of transportation and their histories.