Public transport teaching resources for primary school teachers

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Public transport teaching resources for primary school teachers

Teaching resources

Refer to the lists below to see how the teaching resources align with the curriculum.

Curriculum list A - H

  • How do you make a difference?
  • Design dilemma
  • Ethical consequences
  • How do you make a difference?
  • The ad campaign
  • Welcome to Victoria!
  • Sustainable travel
  • Heat changes everything
  • The ad campaign
  • Design Dilemma
  • Heat Changes Everything
  • How do you make a difference?
  • Welcome to Victoria!
  • The Ad Campaign
  • Travel Safe
  • Design dilemma
  • Ethical consequences
  • How do you make a difference?
  • Ethical consequences
  • How do you make a difference?
  • Sustainable travel
  • Travel safe
  • Welcome to Victoria!

Curriculum list I - Z

  • Ethical consequences
  • Heat changes everything
  • How do you make a difference?
  • Travel safe
  • Welcome to Victoria!
  • Sustainable travel
  • How do you make a difference?
  • Design dilemma
  • How do you make a difference?
  • Welcome to Victoria!
  • Design dilemma
  • Heat changes everything
  • How do you make a difference?
  • The ad campaign
  • Travel safe
  • Sustainable travel
  • Welcome to Victoria!
  • Design dilemma
  • Ethical consequences
  • How do you make a difference?
  • The ad campaign
  • Welcome to Victoria!
  • Sustainable travel
  • Design dilemma
  • Friction
  • Sustainable travel
  • Design dilemma
  • Ethical consequences
  • Friction
  • Heat changes everything
  • Sustainable travel
  • Welcome to Victoria!

Being a good commuter

A PTV unit where students consider different examples of social behaviour on public transport, such as not putting feet on seats, leaving access to doors, taking off backpacks when standing, offering your seat, not talking loudly, and explore the impacts of these behaviours on others.

English: Foundation

Victorian Curriculum Code: VCELY125

Ethical capability: Levels Foundation–2

Victorian Curriculum Codes: VCECU001 and VCECD002

Resources

Download Being a good commuter - learning sequence (PDF) 434 KB

Download Being a good commuter - signs and symbols resource (PDF) 276 KB

Design dilemma

A PTV unit where students will develop awareness of the needs of diverse commuters on our public transport system. Their focus will be on how commuters can safely travel on public transport, especially with regard to getting on and off – boarding and alighting.

Students investigate the challenges involved in getting on and off transport for users with additional needs, for example commuters in wheelchairs. They identify the specific needs and relate these back to the safe use of public transport.

Design and technologies: Levels 5–6

Victorian Curriculum Codes: VCDSTS033, VCDSCD038, VCDSCD039 and VCDSCD041

Resources

Download the Design dilemma - learning sequence (PDF) 496 KB

Download the Design dilemma - trains and train station resource (PDF) 741 KB

Friction

A PTV unit that explores the science behind using sand for braking for trains and trams, linking students’ experiences with forces and friction and extends to other examples. Examine students’ current conceptions and misconceptions and uses examples of road surfaces for students who are in areas without easy access to trains or trams.

Science: Levels 3–4

Victorian Curriculum Code: VCSSU064

Resources

Download the Friction - learning resource (PDF) 696 KB

Download the Friction - student resource (PDF) 245 KB

Download the Tram sand sequence (PDF) 606 KB

How do you make a difference?

A PTV unit where students determine what changes they would like to see in public transport. They research who is responsible for that particular area, how decisions are made and how would they make a difference.

Students also review safety information from public transport authorities and create their own advice that targets primary school-aged children.

Civics and Citizenship: Level 5-6

Victorian Curriculum Codes: VCCCG010 and VCCC015

English: Level 5

Victorian Curriculum Codes: VCELY319 and VCELY329

English: Level 6

Victorian Curriculum Codes: VCELY347 and VCELY358

Resources

Download the How do you make a difference - learning sequence (PDF) 915 KB

Sustainable travel

A PTV unit where students design and pitch ideas for an app that informs users of the cost associated with various forms of transport. The goal of the app is to give an indicator of the financial and environmental cost of different forms of transport to travel to the same location, building an understanding of the relatively cheaper cost and reduced environmental impact of utilising public transport options.

Digital technologies: Level 5-6

Victorian Curriculum Codes: VCDTCD031, VCDCTCD034

Resources

Download the Sustainable travel - learning resource (PDF) 690 KB

The ad campaign

A PTV unit where students identify and research a public transport safety issue. Using recent campaigns as models, they consider elements such as visual, emotive and figurative language, similes, humour, catchy music and themes and determine the key messages/elements of the campaign. Finally, they create a slogan and key messaging and use it in a persuasive text e.g. a billboard, a series of text messages, a television advertisement.

Level 6: Critical and creative thinking

Victorian Curriculum Code: VCCCTQ023

Level 6: English

Victorian Curriculum Code: VCELA339

Level 6: The Arts, Media Arts

Victorian Curriculum Code: VCAMAP031

Resources

Download The ad campaign - learning sequence (PDF) 895 KB

Download the The ad campaign - sample bingo template (PDF) 40 KB

Welcome to Victoria!

A PTV unit where students create a tour pack for a day trip for a family of four who are visiting Victoria and wish to travel by public transport. Students use public transport sites to develop an itinerary that includes a visit to their local area (or if there is limited public transport in their area, to the nearest public transport point). The pack needs to include transport costs, maps and information about the sites they are promoting.

Mathematics: Level 5

Victorian Curriculum Codes: VCMNA191 and VCMSP207

Mathematics: Level 6

Victorian Curriculum Code: VCMNA218

English: Level 5

Victorian Curriculum Code: VCELY329

English: Level 6

Victorian Curriculum Code: VCELY358

Resources

Download the Welcome to Victoria - learning sequence (PDF) 698 KB

Download the Welcome to Victoria - student task (PDF) 310 KB

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TrackSAFE Education is a rail education website with resources for teachers and students.

> Visit the TrackSAFE Education website