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Topic: Transportation systems 

Geography

 Standard 9.  Understands the nature, distribution and migration of human populations on Earth's surface
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows how human mobility and city/region interdependence can be increased and regional integration can be facilitated by improved transportation systems (e.g., the national interstate highway system in the United States, the network of global air routes)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how human mobility can be increased by improved transportation systems
     2.Knows how city/region interdependence can be increased by improved transportation systems
     3.Knows how regional integration can be facilitated by improved transportation systems
     4.Understands how national interstate highway system in the United States increases human mobility
     5.Understands how national interstate highway system in the United States increases city/region interdependence
     6.Understands how national interstate highway system in the United States increases regional integration
     7.Understands how the network of global air routes increases human mobility
     8.Understands how the network of global air routes increases city/region interdependence
     9.Understands how the network of global air routes increases regional integration
 Standard 17.  Understands how geography is used to interpret the past
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how the processes of spatial change have affected history (e.g., the diffusion of a phenomenon through regions of contact, such as the spread of bubonic plague, or the diffusion of tobacco smoking from North America to Europe, Africa, and Asia; the development of the national transportation systems in the U.S.; effects of migration streams and counterstreams)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the diffusion of a phenomenon through regions of contact, such as the spread of bubonic plague
     2.Understands the diffusion of tobacco smoking from North America to Europe, Africa, and Asia
     3.Understands the development of the national transportation systems in the U.S as it relates to the process of spatial change
     4.Understands migration streams as they relate to the process of spatial change

Engineering Education

 Standard 7.  Knows the structure and operating principles of transportation systems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the function of propulsion, suspension, control, support, and guidance systems in transportation
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the function of the propulsion system in transportation
     2.Understands the function of the suspension system in transportation
     3.Understands the function of the control system in transportation
     4.Understands the function of the support system in transportation
     5.Understands the function of the guidance system in transportation

Technology

 Standard 6.  Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 5.Knows that a transportation system is tailored to a society's needs and consists of rules (e.g., which side of the road to drive on) and components (e.g., vehicles and the surface upon which they move)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that a transportation system is tailored to a society‚Äôs needs
     2.Knows that a transportation system consists of rules
     3.Knows that a transportation system consists of components
     4.Knows that transportation systems includes which side of the road to drive on
     5.Knows that transportation systems includes vehicles and the surface upon which they move
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 5.Knows that transportation systems affect society (e.g., where people live) and are affected by society and nature (e.g., activists may request more public transit, a severe thunderstorm may cause flights to be canceled)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that transportation systems affect society
     2.Knows that transportation systems affect where people live
     3.Knows that transportation systems are affected by society
     4.Knows that transportation systems might be affected by activists who request more public transit
     5.Knows that transportation systems are affected by nature
     6.Knows that transportation systems might be affected by a severe thunderstorm that causes flights to be canceled
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 5.Knows that individual transportation vehicles contain several subsystems (e.g., structural, propulsion, control)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that a structural system is one subsystem of an individual vehicle
     2.Understands that a propulsion system is one subsystem of an individual vehicle
     3.Understands that a control system is one subsystem of an individual vehicle
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Knows that modern transportation systems are diverse (allowing humans to combine types of transportation for the most direct and convenient route), intelligent (requiring coordinated subsystems, such as a traffic light system), and are necessary in the functioning of most other technologies
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that modern transportation systems are diverse
     2.Knows that modern transportation systems allowing humans to combine types of transportation for the most direct and convenient route
     3.Knows that modern transportation systems are intelligent
     4.Knows that modern transportation systems require coordinated subsystems, such as a traffic light system
     5.Knows that modern transportation systems are necessary in the functioning of most other technologies