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Author

Transitland

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Social Studies, Geography

Resource Type

  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global

Transitland

Synopsis
  • 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.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • 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. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be comfortable reading and using maps. 

Differentiation

  • 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.
Scientist Notes
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.
Standards
  • 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.
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