• HAND OUT – Hand out student booklets
  • WATCH – Cue up the video below and watch it with the class
  • THINK – Give students time to reflect and complete their booklet
  • SHARE – Have students share their ideas with the class or work in their groups
  • CONSIDER – Go deeper by adding an activity from the extension buffet below
  • COLLECT – Collect workbooks till the next session
  • FEEDBACK – Record your feedback below



Extension Buffet

  • DISCUSS – Some cities, like Vancouver mentioned in the video pride themselves on being walkable. Is your city walkable? What could make your city easier for self-propelled modes of transportation?
  • DAY IN THE LIFE – Have students consider and discuss how their lives would be different if they didn’t own a car. How would their modes of travel change from season to season? What would a day in their life look like?
  • WATCH – A history of transportation (2:33)
  • MAP IT – Make a biking/walking map of your community. Include your house, grocery store, school, and any other places your family goes often. Add in the distances. Colour code the map showing places you can walk (closest), bike (middle distances – varies according to how far you can ride), and drive (places too far to walk or bike). Are any of the places you normally drive actually close enough to bike or walk?
  • ECOCHALLENGE – Can your class bike, skateboard, or walk everywhere for an entire week? Keep track of how far you go by car, by bike, and by walking for the week you chose. For extra motivation, challenge others too! 
  • WATCH – Local Columbia Basin professional athlete Greg Hill tries to make transport to his adventures more sustainable (20 min)
  • WATCH – This greener transportation video shows some Seattle students who have made a difference in their City (5:53)
  • JOURNAL- What existing mode of transportation would you like to experience? Imagine your journey from start to finish. 
  • INVENT IT – Have students invent a new method of transportation. How does it work? Where does its fuel come from? Is it renewable?

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