This interactive map allows students to explore public transit options around the world, with an emphasis on buses and trains.
Students will be able to look at the routes, stops, and schedules in many cities and countries and get links to additional information or downloadable content.
This resource is engaging and has plenty of opportunities for differentiation.
The maps and graphics are easy to use and understand, allowing students of various levels to use this resource.
Students should be comfortable reading and using maps.
Cross-curricular connections can be made in science classes that are discussing how different transportation options could reduce carbon pollution.
This resource could be turned into a fun scavenger hunt, where students have to use the map to answer specific questions correctly (e.g., How could you travel from Seattle to Vancouver using public transit?).
As an extension, have students explore the transit options in two different countries to compare and contrast.
This resource is a real-time global transit map that shows where public transportation is available and what the routes are. This resource is recommended for teaching.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Civics
D2.Civ.13.6-8 Analyze the purposes, implementation, and consequences of public policies in multiple settings.
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.2.6-8 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions, and changes in their environmental characteristics.
D2.Geo.4.6-8 Explain how cultural patterns and economic decisions influence environments and the daily lives of people in both nearby and distant places.
D2.Geo.8.6-8 Analyze how relationships between humans and environments extend or contract spatial patterns of settlement and movement.
D2.Geo.12.6-8 Explain how global changes in population distribution patterns affect changes in land use in particular places.
D2.Geo.6.9-12 Evaluate the impact of human settlement activities on the environmental and cultural characteristics of specific places and regions.