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Not Just Bikes

Grades

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

Subjects

Social Studies, Civics

Resource Type

  • Videos, 5 minutes, 20 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Europe

Format

YouTube Video

The Best Dutch Cycling Infrastructure

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Synopsis
  • This video is about the system of bicycle-only roads in the Netherlands. 
  • Students will learn about the benefits of these roads, including convenience, improved safety, and better quality of life. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • It provides beautiful footage of biking around the Netherlands on bicycle-only roads.
  • Students can visualize the benefits and see how bike traffic flows in a well-designed biking system.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There is an ad before the video.
  • Students should understand how increased bike access can result in cleaner air, fewer carbon emissions, more equitable transportation access, and a healthier population.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This resource is a 5-minute video that presents several examples of bicycle-only roads that are ubiquitous in the Netherlands. Advantages and challenges are presented, and issues with planning and public opinion are discussed. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • 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.
      • D2.Civ.13.9-12 Evaluate public policies in terms of intended and unintended outcomes, and related consequences.
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.7.6-8 Explain how changes in transportation and communication technology influence the spatial connections among human settlements and affect the diffusion of ideas and cultural practices.
      • D2.Geo.10.9-12 Evaluate how changes in the environmental and cultural characteristics of a place or region influence spatial patterns of trade and land use.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • HS-ETS1-3 Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
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