Once Upon a Bike

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Make connections between culture, history, infrastructure and governance and their relative influence on the role of cycling in communities
  • Set criteria and then make a selection about who to interview on biking
  • Conduct an interview based on a student-generated or student-modified questionnaire
  • Identify what affects choices, to understand obstacles and to suggest solutions to biking challenges

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 4 - 7
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Length of Activity

4 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Energy Needs: The Ways We Use Energy Backgrounder
  • Energy and the Environment: The Impacts of Our Energy Use Backgrounder
  • Taking Action: Personal Choices About Energy Use Backgrounder
  • Journals or other graphic organizer
  • Cycling: True or False? Worksheet
  • Keys to a Good Interview Handout
  • Permission Form for Guardians (see sample at the end)

Online Lesson Format