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Transitland

Grades

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

Subjects

Social Studies, Geography

Resource Type

  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global

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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
  • Social Studies
    • Geography
      • Geography 1 (F1): Students understand the geography of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world, and geographic influences on life in the past, present, and future by using the geographic grid and a variety of types of maps, including digital sources, to locate and access relevant geographic information that reflects multiple perspectives.
      • Geography 1 (D2): Students understand the geography of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world, and geographic influences on life in the past, present, and future by describing the impact of change on the physical and cultural environment.
      • Geography 2 (D1): Students understand geographic aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the United States, and various world cultures, including Maine Native Americans, by summarizing and interpreting the relationship between geographic features and cultures of Maine Native Americans, and historical and recent immigrant groups in Maine, the United States, and the world.
      • Geography 1 (F2): Students understand the geography of the United States and various regions of the world and the effect of geographic influences on decisions about the present and future by evaluating and developing a well-supported position about the impact of change on the physical and cultural environment.
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