Rochester on the Move

Season: 
Winter
School Year: 
2016-2017
Grade: 
Kindergarten

As the population of Rochester grew and the village transformed into a city, the city needed to develop safe and efficient ways for its citizens to get around. In this expedition, kindergarteners will build on their understanding of community and will examine the transportation problems Rochester faced as a growing city and how the city solved those problems. Kindergarteners will learn how roads and bridges help connect members of the community with each other; how public transit can provide transportation options for people without cars and help reduce traffic; and how laws, signs, lighting, and snow removal help keep people safe. Students will engage in service work in their local community by partnering with local organizations focused on helping all members of Rochester’s community have access to public transportation.