Fresno State Transportation Institute K-12 Lesson Plan
Effective Lessons Plans in Transportation (ELPT) for California Schools
This project proposed centers on developing a suite of standards-aligned, rigorous lesson plans for secondary school teachers centered on transportation issues. Each grade level will receive 3-4 lesson plans to cover a complete 2-week unit of study. Each grade level will address a specific major topic within the field of transportation. Examples of such topics will include the societal impact of autonomous vehicles, transportation safety, and traffic flow. The designers of this project believe that education on transportation issues from an early age can elevate awareness of these issues and boost interest in transportation careers. Each lesson plan will span at least one full classroom period; some will span multiple periods. Each lesson plan will be guided by a culminating activity and will include (a) the background knowledge that expected of students, (b) strategies for scaffolding students who do not possess this background knowledge, (c) the facts, skills, concepts, and metacognition address in the lesson plan, and (d) teaching methods likely to prove effective for delivering the lesson plan in the classroom.
Mineta Transportation Institute K-6 High-Speed Rail Curriculum
High-speed rail (HSR) is finding its place as an efficient, safe, and sustainable transportation solution in California and the United States as a whole. HSR has a long, successful history since the first bullet train zipped through Japan in 1964. HSR is not only good for the environment but for our communities, too. HSR systems around the world service 1.6 billion passengers per year, and the developing California HSR system will connect 6 of the 10 largest cities in the state. In these lessons, students will learn about the history and current state of high-speed rail and how this speedy mode of transport will help California achieve its long-term climate goals by reducing transportation emissions and paving the way for HSR around the nation.
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