National Bike Month is halfway over, but there is still time to join in! This week we bring you ideas for “drop-in” lessons or ways to incorporate this fun and approachable topic into your classroom.
Engage students in a discussion of technological advancements of the 19th century. With the communication and transportation revolution coupled with the emergence of the factory and more sophisticated farming equipment, how did these changes transform life for ordinary citizens? See this lesson from EDSITment! for suggestions on activities and documents. For more primary sources on the early bicycle visit “Gearing Up for Bike Month with Primary Sources” from the Library of Congress.