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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Social Studies, Geography

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  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus



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  • This interactive map allows students to explore public transit options around the world, with an emphasis on buses and trains.
  • Students will be able to look at the routes, stops, and schedules in many cities and countries and get links to additional information or downloadable content.
Teaching Tips


  • This resource is engaging and has plenty of opportunities for differentiation. 
  • The maps and graphics are easy to use and understand, allowing students of various levels to use this resource. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be comfortable reading and using maps. 


  • Cross-curricular connections can be made in science classes that are discussing how different transportation options could reduce carbon pollution.
  • This resource could be turned into a fun scavenger hunt, where students have to use the map to answer specific questions correctly (e.g., How could you travel from Seattle to Vancouver using public transit?). 
  • As an extension, have students explore the transit options in two different countries to compare and contrast.
Scientist Notes
This resource is a real-time global transit map that shows where public transportation is available and what the routes are. This resource is recommended for teaching.
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