Transportation Lesson Plan
This fun lesson will introduce students to different types of transportation and how they go. It makes a great first lesson for a transportation unit.
Book - Choo Choo Clickety-Clack! by Margaret Mayo
Chart paper and markers
White paper for each student
Ask the students if they know what transportation is. Tell them that transportation is how people and things travel from one place to another. Give them a few examples, likes cars and trucks.
Brainstorm a list of different kinds of transportation with the class.
Read the book Choo Choo Clickety-Clack! by Margaret Mayo to the students. Talk about all of the different types of transportation in the book, adding to your list as needed. You may need to tell them more about a few of the types that they may not be familiar with like cable cars and ferryboats.
On a large piece of chart paper make three columns labeled ground, air and water. Then with the class sort the kinds of transportation from the book and your list into the correct columns.
After you have finished sorting give each student a piece of paper to draw and color their favorite kind of transportation. If you want to make it a class book, have a prompt to at the bottom of the page - "I want to go on a ___________." Let the students fill in their answer and then draw the picture. Bind these together for a cute class book.
Since this is a introductory activity you can informally assess the students' understanding of what transportation is through the class discussion and their pictures.