America on the Move
This site, presented by the National Museum of American History, explores the role of transportation in American history. Students will visit communities wrestling with the changes that new transportation networks brought to see cities change, suburbs expand, and farms and factories become a part of regional, national and international economies.
Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going?
In this downloadable activity from the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, students list the states they‘ve visited and the modes of transportation that brought them there.
A Green City: Past, Present and Future
In this teacher-created lesson from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, students look at the history of city development and city planning as they consider ideas for the future of urban transportation.
This Electric Bus Can Charge in 15 Seconds
Read this Smithsonian magazine article to learn about a new method for charging buses that is an attractive alternative to having unsightly wires strung across the street.
MOBILITY, Bike Rack Remix
In this teacher-created lesson from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, students design a public bicycle rack for their community or school. The project gives a real-world application to basic math and geometry.
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