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Activity Three: World Timeline -

How Did History Influence the Adaptation and Advancement

of Trail to Roads to Highways?

The purpose of this assignment is to help

students gain an understanding of

how the our way of life has contributed to

the evolution of trails to superhighways.

The timeline activity is designed to allow the students to separate into 7 groups of ~4 students per group.

Each group is given one of the following topics and a set of internet links.

Their activity is to find out as much as they can about the history and evolution of their topic. The groups will then come together, share the information that each has discovered and discuss how these topics have had a collaborative affect on the evolution of roadways

(or how the evolution of road have affected the topics!)

The topic areas are not intended to fit together sequentially…they are meant to address only their own timeline.

Topics:

Evolution Of Shoes

http://donsmaps.com/footwear.html

http://www.shoeinfonet.com/about%20shoes/history/ history%20your20shoes/history%20your%20shoes.htm

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/

2005/10/1024_051024_ancient_shoes.html

Evolution Of Communities

(from tribes to industrial cities to the global community)

http://www.fact-index.com/c/co/colorado.html

(see history section)

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhisPlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab25

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Age

http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/CULAMRCA/SOCIAL.HTM

(kinship and political structure sections)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_period

(introduction)

Evolution Of Navigation

http://www.celestialnavigation.net/history.html

http://www.tomtom.com/howdoesitwork/page.php? ID=3&CID=1&Language=4&TT=7a1281a6%3Ababa37bd%3A00000000%3A00000000% 3A00000000%3A00000000%3Albj33sn4ja3nnjekq18ekaopb6

http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/gem-projects/hm/0203-1-10-instrumentsmodern.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/navigators/navigation/history.htm

Evolution Of The Wheel

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/wheel.htm

http://www.ohtm.org/wheel.html

http://www.lostcrafts.com/Blacksmith-29.html

http://www.jags.org/TechInfo/2001/05May01/tires/historyoftires.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_road_transport

(see wheeled transport section)

Evolution Of Road (Transportation) Safety

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_safety

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_road_transport

http://www.discoverychannelasia.com/car/safety/index.shtml

(use the links to:

in the beginning, the first 50 years, the post-war period,

and what's next that are found on the left under car safety)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_limit

Evolution Of The Transportation Of Goods

(from our arms and backs to semis, ships and planes)

http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch1en/conc1en/ch1c3_1en.htm

http://projects.olin.edu/ahs/HOT2005/Transportation/index.htm

http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/schrag.mass.transit.us

http://www.geocities.com/nastywik/history.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_road_transport

(see early roads, wheeled transport

and united states of america, paragraphs 1-3)

Evolution Of Road Signage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_sign

http://www.trafficsign.us/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_safety

http://www.us-highways.com/ussign.htm

http://www.routemarkers.com/states/

Extra Credit: Evolution of Socks

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Teasers/Teasers/SocksHistory.htm

http://www.articlealley.com/article_28545_27.html

http://www.holeproof.com.au/About-Holeproof/Study-Centre/History-of-Socks.asp

http://www.crofters.org/personal%20essays/history%20socks.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sock