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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Social Studies, Engineering

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  • Interactive Media

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  • This interactive resource allows students to create their own street, with many options for customization and learning opportunities. 
  • Students will learn about land use and planning while prioritizing what they would like to see on their ideal street. 
Teaching Tips


  • This resource is extremely engaging and customizable. 
  • Students will get hands-on experience in prioritizing, planning, and executing a street design. 

Additional Prerequisites


  • This resource would work in any class that is discussing equity in city planning, public transportation, health in cities, or carbon footprints. 
  • This resource would be an excellent culminating activity or assessment after using the resources listed above, or others that detail different aspects of street design or sustainability.
  • Students can create a street and write a reflection detailing their choices, the steps they took to complete their street, and how what they learned in the process.
Scientist Notes
With the help of this resource, students learn how to plan a smart city or street. They will need to be familiar with the distance between each feature and their functionality. This is quite informative and is suggested for use in the classroom.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Civics
      • D2.Civ.12.6-8 Assess specific rules and laws (both actual and proposed) as means of addressing public problems.
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.3.6-8 Use paper-based and electronic mapping and graphing techniques to represent and analyze spatial patterns of different environmental and cultural characteristics.
      • D2.Geo.8.9-12 Evaluate the impact of economic activities and political decisions on spatial patterns within and among urban, suburban, and rural regions.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • HS-ETS1-1 Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
      • HS-ETS1-2 Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
      • HS-ETS1-4 Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.
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