|Objectives||The students will identify different modes of transportation.
The students will describe the purpose of specialized vehicles.
|Materials Needed||Landscape Picture Map, map markers or post it notes.|
|Ask the students to describe how they came to school today. Did they
walk? Did they arrive in a car, van or school bus? Tell the students
that today they will discuss how people and products move from one place
to another. The movement of people and products from place to place is
|Pull down the Landscape Picture Map. Tell the students there are
many different types of cars and trucks. Passenger cars are the most
common. There are also some very special cars and trucks. Some of these
help people do very special jobs. An example would be emergency
vehicles. An emergency vehicle helps people when there is an accident or
fire. Have the students circle the ambulance, police car and fire truck.
Ask the students to describe each of these emergency vehicles and
discuss its purpose.
|Ask the students to identify other types of cars and trucks shown in
the Landscape Picture. Each time they do, have the students describe the
purpose of that car or truck and circle it on their desk maps. Emphasize
to the students that each vehicle has a special purpose.
|All of the special cars, trucks and the people who drive them must
work together for a community to survive.
|All of the vehicles mentioned so far travel from place to place
using highways, roads and streets. Not all people or things move on
streets. Have the students locate the train. Ask the students to
describe what kinds of things are moved on a train. How do trains move
from place to place?
|Finally, tell the students that not all modes of transportation move from place to place on the ground. People also use water and air transportation. Have the students locate the examples of water and air transportation shown on the Landscape Picture. Have them describe the purpose of each.|
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