ERIC Number: ED466069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Buses and Trains for Everyone.
New York City Board of Education, NY.
This curriculum presents lessons on the use of public transportation and is intended to encourage special education teachers and paraprofessionals to incorporate the skills and concepts of public transit usage into the educational program of elementary school children with disabilities. Six sequential lessons culminate with a trip using public transportation. After each lesson plan is a sample of how the lesson can fit into the New York State Education Department's learning standards and alternate performance indictors for students with severe disabilities. Each lesson includes the lesson aim, necessary materials, a recommended procedure, a culminating activity, follow-up activities and modifications, and curriculum areas addressed. The five lessons prior to the actual trip-lesson address: (1) modes of transportation; (2) features of a public transit bus; (3) identification and location of a bus stop; (4) introduction to ID cards; and (5) bus demonstration. Necessary instructional materials suitable for reproduction are included. Examples of how two school systems adapted the lesson plans for their localities are attached. Also included are three brochures, a general curriculum brochure, a handbook for parents, and a handbook for teachers. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Easter Seals, Washington, DC. Project ACTION.; Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, NY.
Note: Developed in collaboration with the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety.