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Challenge! Getting Around Clean & Green

Lesson Description:

This lesson provides two activities that could be used either separately or together to give students a fun and creative way to understand the importance of sustainable transportation. The activities allows students to present their own travel plan where they must implement enviornmental friendly transportation methods. The second activity offers even more creativity as the students work to act as a publishing team for a travel guide.


The students will:
• Explore the range of transportation and leisure options available in their community.
• Use information gained thus far to plan an environmentally friendly intermodal outing.
• Create an intermodal travel guide for their community.
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change

GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
1-5 classes depending on teacher's extent of activity
Standards Addressed:
Technology: Understand transportation systems.
Language Arts: Knowledge of different genres; group discussions; presentations; write compositions with clear focus, logical statements, and adequate detail.
Geography: Map local community.
Mathematics: Collect data; construct, read charts, practical application of percentages.
Language Arts: Group discussion, research
Economics: Compare ways to accomplish a goal, select those with greatest benefits
History: Recognize the importance of individual choices and actions.
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