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Investigating Sustainable Transportation Options

Lesson Description:

Students begin by reading a backgrounder on sustainable transportation, then conduct research into options for transportation that could be implemented where they live. The final product is a community transportation plan that incorporates maps and descriptions of required technologies, communicated by means of a report and/or presentation to the class.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe some of the environmental and social concerns that arise from modern transportation systems in urban centres.
  • Conduct research into alternative transportation technologies and systems.
  • Critically evaluate a range of transportation options develop a written and/or oral report that communicates their findings regarding sustainable transportation.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change

GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
Several class periods
School or Group:
The Pembina Institute
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