Time Travel: Transportation & Communication Then and Now

Time Travel:  Transportation & Communication Then and Now


Level:  Advanced: Day 5 – Follow-up activity

Time:  45 – 50 minutes (1 class)

          Turnpikes of Massachusetts (map)

          leisureliness, transmission, public-spirited, turbulent, cumbrous

          Students will:
1)     understand the consequences wrought by slowed transportation and its effects upon communication during the late 18th – early 19th century; and
2)     understand the difference between travel then and travel today.
1)     Have students research the difficulties of transportation during late 18th century America, and its effects on communication.
2)     As a class, have students compare and contrast these difficulties to those they would encounter today and tomorrow.