Title: Outlining Transportation#139

National Standard: 11 The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface.

State Standard: 13

Teaching Level: E

Lesson Introductions: This lesson uses the geography theme of movement as way of teaching students outlining skills. Movement is the way people, products, and ideas travel.

Objectives/Purpose: Students will write an outline using the appropriate format.
Students will use their experiences and knowledge in order to organize the means by which people, products, and ideas travel.

Materials: Chart paper, markers

Procedure:
1)Brainstorm a list of the types of transportation used today. Record the list on chart paper.

2)Brainstorm a list of products, people, and ideas that are transported through the means previously identified.

3)Classify what is transported by the means of transportation.

4)Using the means of transportation as the roman numerals for an outline, begin constructing an outline. The teacher may wish to model the first section for the students.

Example as suggested by a fourth grade class:
I.Jet airplanes
A.People visiting relatives
B.Mail
C.Fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers
D.Injured people being sent to special hospitals
II.Space Shuttle
A.Scientists exploring space
B.Satellites
C.Experiments growing food
5)Students complete the outline independently.

Evaluation/Assessment: The completed student outline.

Extension/Enrichment: Have students use their outline to write a report about transportation. Help formulate an introductory paragraph as a class. Students should use information from each Roman numeral as a means of creating paragraphs.

Reflection:
How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.


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