School Children’s Transportation Program

School Children’s Transportation Program

 

Going from Here to There Transportation Curriculum

 

WILMAPCO has created a school children’s transportation program aimed at 6-8 grade students. To help improve the transportation options in our region, we felt it was important to provide workable and meaningful curriculum that demonstrates the challenges we face regarding land use and transportation.

 

One of the important thresholds students look forward to is getting their driver’s license. The underlying philosophy of our program is that young people, not yet enrolled in driver’s education, need to be made aware of the trends in transportation and the availability of alternative means of transportation. This is designed to help them realize that, by driving everywhere, we are negatively impacting our lifestyle; by increasing pollution and congestion and reducing safe alternatives. Pro’s and Con’s of biking, walking, transit and the automobile are discussed, as well as the link between land use design and the transportation system.

 

This program was developed in 2000 and has been used by several schools in New Castle County. It is an easy-to-use program, designed to be completed in 3-5 days.

 

Students can read the text (decorated with fun graphics and interesting fact boxes), maintain a transportation journal, view overhead slides and participate in the discussion section. All these activities are designed to help them contemplate their current travel method and options. A teacher’s guide is supplied to help explain the subject in more detail. Everything is included to make this a fun, easy and informative lesson plan for a teacher to incorporate into their classroom.

 

If you would like to incorporate this program into your school’s curriculum, please contact Randi Novakoff at (302) 737-6205 ext. 111 or rnovakoff@wilmapco.org.

 

Please do not use this program without the permission of WILMAPCO. We would like to meet with you and customize the program for your specific needs.

 

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Wilmington Area Planning Council

850 Library Avenue, Suite 100

Newark, Delaware 19711

Phone: (302) 737-6205

Toll Free From Cecil Co: (888) 808-7088

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