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Lesson Plan: Transportation Systems - Grade Four - Grade 04
Grade:04
Summary:This interdisciplinary lesson brings together a variety of technology, science and library standards, benchmarks and indicators. Designed for the elementary school classroom, it can be taught individually by the classroom teacher or in collaboration with the science or School Library Media Specialist (SLMS).
Ohio Standards Connection
Content Area:
Technology
 
Standard: Nature of Technology
Benchmark: B. Identify, describe and discuss the core concepts of technology.
Indicator: 3. Cite examples of how tools and machines extend human capabilities (e.g., automobiles are more efficient than walking great distances).
 
Standard: Technology and Society Interaction
Benchmark: E. Identify development patterns and examine the influence of technology on the world.
Indicator: 1. Classify collected information in order to identify technology development patterns.
 
Standard: Technology and Information Literacy
Benchmark: A. Describe types of information: facts, opinions, primary/secondary sources; and formats of information: number, text, sound, visual, multimedia; and use information for a purpose.
Indicator: 4. Use primary source material to describe a person, place, thing or event (e.g., oral history, diary entries, photos, etc.).
 
Standard: Designed World
Benchmark: A. Develop an understanding of how physical technologies enhance our lives.
Indicator: 4. Discuss how modes of transportation have changed over the years in Ohio.
Related Ohio Standards Connection
Content Area:
Library
 
Standard: Information Literacy
Benchmark: A. Access the library media center facility, staff and resources whenever an academic or personal information need arises, and demonstrate appropriate use of library materials.
Indicator: 5. Use a variety of library material formats to answer questions.
 
Standard: Information Literacy
Benchmark: D. Describe types of information including facts, opinions, primary/secondary sources; and formats of information including number, text, sound, visual, multimedia; and use information for a purpose.
Indicator: 4. Use primary source material to describe a person, place, thing or event (e.g., oral history, diary entries, photos, news articles, video files).
 
Standard: Information Literacy
Benchmark: D. Describe types of information including facts, opinions, primary/secondary sources; and formats of information including number, text, sound, visual, multimedia; and use information for a purpose.
Indicator: 5. Use the following reference sources to find information:
1 - Dictionary (e.g., keywords, entry, parts of speech, definition);
2 - Encyclopedia (e.g., keywords, entry, charts and graphs);
3 - Maps (e.g., locate cities, states, countries).
Content Area:
Science
 
Standard: Science and Technology
Benchmark: A. Describe how technology affects human life.
Indicator: 1. Explain how technology from different areas (e.g., transportation, communication, nutrition, healthcare, agriculture, entertainment and manufacturing) has improved human lives.
 
Standard: Science and Technology
Benchmark: A. Describe how technology affects human life.
Indicator: 2. Investigate how technology and inventions change to meet peoples' needs and wants.





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