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Early Transportation Activity

Transportation is the way in which people get from one place to another. After brainstorming with your teacher types of transportation, click here to read about the history of transportation and what people did before there were cars. When you've finished reading, take the quiz. You can go directly to the quiz by clicking on the picture.

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Primary Source Writing Activity

Today we use many different forms of transportation to get where we want to go. Long ago there were different modes of transportation as well. Your task is to compare and contrast transportation from long ago to what we are used to today. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Go to the Transportation Primary Source page. Here you will find pictures of many different modes of transportation from the past. You will see that many of these pictures look quite different from what you are used to seeing today.
  2. Choose a picture that interests you. Click on the thumbnail to view a larger version of the picture. Print out this larger version.
  3. Click on the paper to print out a form you will use for your writing. Follow the directions to write a paragraph describing how the picture you chose is alike and different from what we are used to today. You will also draw a picture of how that mode of transportation looks today. Be sure to proofread your writing, then add it to your Blast From the Past folder.

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Game Activity

You've learned alot about transportation. Now it's time for a little fun. Click on the pictures to play some transportation games. In the Where's Everyone Going? Game you will match a variety of vehicles with their destinations and time periods to learn how much transportation in America has changed over time. Playing the Drive Through Time Game, you will travel through time and decide how to get from here to there, while assembling your own photo album. Have fun!

Drive through Time game

Where's Everyone Going? Game

 

Drive Through Time Game

Drive Through Time Game

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