Unit 4. How do we travel, now and in the past?
Different ways of travelling
Ask pupils to list different means of transport; car, train, plane, bicycle, walking, bus etc
Watch and listen to the video and audio clips listed below. Divide the class into small groups, each group could do all modes of transport. For each mode of transport, use a ‘PMI’ grid, where P stands for plus (benefits), M for minus (downsides) and I for interesting points.
BBC Primary Focus: Think Local, Act Global: Cars and Engines
TANDY: Issues: Transport: Ways of Travel
- BBC Learning Zone Clip 4720: Pros and cons of public transport [Flash video]
- BBC Learning Zone Clip 4719: Transport in the city [Flash video]
- BBC Learning Zone Clip 4723 Pros and cons of travelling by bikes [Flash video]
Take feedback from each group in the class. As part of the debrief, work with pupils to decide their recommendations for transport in their area. Is there a 'best' means of transport?