Where There’s a Will There’s a Wheel (EN-CUR-594)

With this learning scenario, children discover a brief history of transportation. They also learn about the way cars changed our habits, our way to dress and the way of spending our free time. How cars gradually determined our addiction to them under the attraction of reaching faraway destinations, in a short time and with a maximum of comfort. Children also learn about the transformation from monowheel vehicles to four-wheel vehicles. About Bucharest`s 19th and 20th century means of transport: horse-drawn trams, trams, carriages, bicycles, carts, horse-drawn omnibuses, coupes, electric trams, automobiles.

This learning scenario has been developed during the “Digital Education with Cultural Heritage” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.

Author: Veronica Leca

Age of students: 10-11

Subject and topic: Culture and History, Social Sciences, Technology/ Historical review of means of transportation with an emphasis on the invention of the wheel

Learning Scenario

Public Domain Mark 1.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Tekniska museet.

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