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Lesson Overview
Lesson Title:
Researching Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Mr. David Stairs (Primary)

Brief Description:
Exploring careers in distribution and logistics.

Topics Introduced:
Careers and businesses invilved in the planning, management, and movement of people materials and products by road , air,rail and water

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Curriculum Framework Components Addressed:
Transportation Operations
Logistics Planning and Management Services
Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations
Suggested Grade Levels:
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

Industrial Technology
Standards Taught:
12.1.1 Transportation
12.6.1 Transportation
12.6.2 Transportation
12.6.3 Transportation

Lesson Information
Learning Expectations:

Students would be expected to gain information not previously known about TDL. Students would be able to speak in front of the class for presentation of power point or report. Posters could be used to explain the information they gathered or show different forms of transportation.

Plan Of Action:

With the use of a handout and the World Wide Web students will be able to explore careers not always known as Careers in Transportation.

Data Set Used:

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Career Cluster. World Wide Web. Crash test site videos.

Materials Needed:

Handouts with starter information and questions can be used to get the students to think about what transportation is and then the students can search to the World Wide Web to located detailed information from the world. Materials could be available to make poster.
Crash Test Site Videos can be found on YouTube.

Preparation Period:

Discuss transportation. How many types of transportation are there? When are certain forms of transportation necessary? Which are more economical? How did you get to school? How did your school supplies get to school? Do different forms of transportation work better if you are in certaion areas of the world? After planting the seed, have the students create a presentation/powerpoint/report using information from the World Wide Web.

Implementation Period:

Time needs to be used to research the material and then create their project and present the project. One to one and a half weeks for the full project.

Science, Math, Engineering and / or Technology Implications:

Preparation for a Career in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Field

Unexpected Results:

This might be some students showing an interest in a career in TDL. A career which they had no previous knowledge of.

Considerations for Diversity in Education:

When considering a career in TDL students will also be considering careers that are Math, Science and Technology related.

Lesson Files
Exploring careers in Transportation, distribution,& Logistics
Students will explore careers in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. Handouts and video\'s are available.
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Handout 1
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Plan of Study
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Handout 2
Transportation Distribution and Logistics Plan of Study
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TDL handout
Career Cluster handout
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