Plan the Perfect Road Trip?

WHY SHOULD WE TRAVEL TO SPECIAL EVENTS AND OTHER LOCATIONS?

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO AND WHY?

Learn about numerous free resources available to help you in your planning of road trip.

The tour will begin in Nebraska and showcase several travel destinations including Carhenge. Learn more about Carhenge which is 401 miles from Springville Elementary School. Launch the LIVE weblink below to learn more.

https://carhenge.com/?page_id=308

 

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From there, we will "visit" Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Grand Canyon, the Kennedy Space Center, Washington D.C., New York City, and Niagara Falls.  

https://school.eb.com/levels/elementary/article/Grand-Canyon/346126

https://www.online-calculator.com/

https://school.eb.com/levels/elementary/article/Golden-Gate-Bridge/601414

https://site.pebblego.com/modules/5/categories/10899/articles/10910

For the largest rocket launched at the Kennedy Space Center: https://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/Saturn/65869

Students will select one National Park to do a oral report using Office365 Sway.

 

Students will select the type of vehicle they will travel in and the cost factor.

Also, what essential items should be packed, no matter where your travel plans takes you.

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT TRAVELING?

Objectives:

The students will:

Recall places in the world that they have read about.

Look at landmark pictures and tell what country and continent it is located on.

Will understand why this landmark is a tribute to the history and culture.

Compare these new database for the positive and negative aspects.

 

Materials:

https://www.worldatlas.com    World Atlas

www.nps.gov/index.htm       National Park Services

 

Usborne Quicklinks

 

 

Procedures:

The 3 categories / websites will be explored after some features are pointed out.

Students will select one of the seven continents to focus on and take notes.

 

Conclusion: Students will value the easy access to information the world over.

WHAT ALL CAN WE ACCOMPLISH WHEN TRAVELING?

Objectives:

The students will:

Recall long and short trips that they have been on and the preparations needed to be enjoyable for all family members.

Review and understand essential items to pack and travel transportation plans.

Understand the many interesting places, things and activities to do when visiting other areas of the United States.

Materials: 

https://www.thetravelerszone.com/travel-destinations/top-25-most-visited-tourist-destinations-in-america/

Are We There Yet?  4p handout

Procedures:

After viewing some famous destinations and landmarks throughout the United States the students will work together answering the 4-page handout.

1.  Carhenge in NE               

2. Grand Canyon, AZ  

3. Golden Gate Bridge,  San Francisco, CA

4. Niagara Falls, NY          

5. Kennedy Space Center, FL

Conclusion:

Allow students to think of a historical location, sports location, landmark location, and museum location they would like to visit.

At the next scheduled Library session, students could expound on these interest by the checking out resources.