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FLEXIBLE, INTERACTIVE AND 100% ENJOYABLE


 

These lessons are based on the principles for student-centred learning, enquiry and creative and critical thinking. They cover a range of learning areas that can be incorporated into your existing classroom programs. 

Activities encourage your students to become active participants through a range of whole class discussions, small group activities, partner work and individual activities. 

Resources link directly to the Western Australian Curriculum and are all housed in this one easy location, printable and ready to use. View our helpful Curriculum Resource Overview to see which teaching and learning resources are appropriate for your students by year group and subject. A table showing links to the WA Curriculum is also provided on the last page of each resource.

Looking for more rail-focussed resources? TrackSAFE Education resources can be found on the TrackSAFE website.

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WHAT IS PUBLIC TRANSPORT?

Overview

This resource focuses on building, extending and challenging existing understandings and perceptions regarding transport concepts.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 5, 6, 7
  • Maths – Years 3, 4, 5, 6
  • HASS – Years 3, 4, 5, 9
  • HPE – Years 4, 5, 6
  • The Arts – Years 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Technologies – Years 2, 3, 4
  • Languages – Years 2, 3, 4

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THE LAST TRAM RIDE

Overview

This resource focuses on researching, interpreting and analysing information from a different time period. Students translate and adopt the practices of the era to portray their interactions when travelling on a tram. In this activity, the students will write a diary entry from one of the passengers or on-lookers points of view. They will highlight their emotions, feelings and ideas shared by experiencing this historic moment.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Maths – Years 2, 3, 4. 5, 6, 7
  • HASS – Years 3, 4, 5, 6, 9
  • Science – Years 4, 6, 8
  • HPE – Years 4, 5, 6
  • The Arts – Years 4, 5, 6
  • Technologies – Years 4, 5, 6

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TRACKING THE TRAINS

Overview

This resource focuses on familiarising, interpreting and analysing information regarding transport options. Students investigate and apply their planning skills to solve travelling challenges. In this activity, the students will be using the Transperth Train Network map to familiarise themselves with the 5 train lines of the network, and the suburbs that the trains frequent. They will be interpreting the map and its information, whilst applying their understanding of measurement.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Maths – Years 5, 6, 7
  • HASS – Years 2, 3, 6, 9
  • HPE – Years 6, 7
  • The Arts – Years 5, 6
  • Technologies – Years 5, 6

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WESTERN DERBY DAY

Overview

This resource explores the various roles of the Transperth Train Operations. Students will apply their problem-solving skills from the perspective of a Transperth employee to solve various scenarios through role play. Students focus upon the network as a whole and the planning associated within the organisation when there is a planned disruption to services through maintenance or changes to the network infrastructure.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Science – Years 5, 6, 7, 8
  • HPE – Years 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
  • Technologies – Years 5, 6
  • Languages – Years 3, 4

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HELP!

Overview

This resource explores a range of scenarios and provides students with opportunities to apply their skills and knowledge to make safe decisions.

Knowing what to do if something happens on the network will remove apprehension and provide students with confidence to take positive actions.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 5, 6, 7, 8
  • HASS – Years 2, 3, 6
  • HPE – Years 6, 7, 8
  • The Arts – Years 5, 6
  • Technologies – Years 5, 6, 7
  • Languages – Years 3, 4

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GREENING THE FUTURE

Overview

This resource provides opportunities for students to explore, examine, design and link the present to the future when examining public transport.

Student consider a range of options when designing a more sustainable future that considers the elements of the past.

Students are informed of past, present and future approaches associated with using public transport using comparison tables, benefits, limitations and weakness audits and the application of a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) to design actions with a specific focus on social, economic and environmental sustainability.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Maths – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • HASS – Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Science – Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • HPE – Years 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • The Arts – Years 5, 6
  • Technologies – Years 2, 5, 6, 7

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TIMELINE OF TRANSPORT IN PERTH

Overview

This resource provides opportunities for students to explore and examine the historical public transport milestones and developments that shaped our suburbs and wider community and the impact on people’s lives over time including the effects of changing technology.

Students apply skills of historical inquiry and communication to examine, compare and inform of past, present and future approaches associated with using public transport design.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Maths – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • HASS – Years 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9
  • Science – Years 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • HPE – Years 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • The Arts – Years 3, 4, 5

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TIMETABLE CHALLENGE

Overview

This resource introduces students to transport timetables and provides opportunities for students to practise how to read and interpret timetable information.

Activities are designed to encourage students to utilise timetables and to practise, rehearse and plan journeys on public transport services.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Maths – Years 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • HASS – Years 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
  • HPE – Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • The Arts – Years 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Technologies – Years 4, 5, 6, 7

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TICKETING PART I: TICKETS PLEASE

Overview

This resource is the first in a two-part resource that introduces students to ticketing options. It teaches them how to interpret information presented in a number of different formats and how to make informed choices. It also provides them with the opportunity to explore the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable them to use public transport as a sustainable means of travel, safely and with confidence.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 5, 6, 7
  • Maths – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • HASS – Years 1, 2, 3
  • Science – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Technologies – Years 5, 6, 7

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TICKETING PART II: SMARTRIDER

Overview

This resource introduces students to the use of smartcards. It is the second part of a two-part resource on ticketing. This resource focuses specifically on Transperth’s electronic ticketing system, SmartRider. It teaches students how to read and interpret information presented in a number of different formats. It also provides them with the opportunity to explore and understand the benefits of using public transport as a sustainable way to travel.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Maths – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • HASS – Years 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
  • Science – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • The Arts – Years 5, 6
  • Technologies – Years 2, 5, 6, 7

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SAFE TRAVEL

Overview

This resource examines the role that rules play in society and promotes and reinforces students adopting responsible behaviour when using public transport.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • HASS – Years 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
  • HPE – Years 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • The Arts – Years 4, 5, 6
  • Technologies – Years 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Languages – Years 3, 4

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DON'T MESS WITH BUS

Don’t Mess With Bus is an exciting bus safety program for primary and secondary students. Whether you’re a pedestrian, pensioner, pavement-pounder, push bike rider or a passenger, there’s something everyone can learn from Don’t Mess With Bus.

The program can be slotted straight into curriculum and we’ve provided everything you need to get going straight away.


Primary Overview

Featuring three animated scenarios around buses students will undertake science investigations aimed at educating them about bus safety and avoiding distractions around the network.

Learning Areas

  • HPE – Years 5, 6
  • Science – Years 5, 6
  • Maths – Year 5

Don't mess with bus primary animation.

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High School Overview

Designed to engage and involve students through media, art and design. By creating their own unique advertising campaign, students will learn the importance of bus safety in their school and to look out for themselves and their friends around buses.

The program can be slotted straight into curriculum and we’ve provided everything you need to get going straight away.
 

Learning Areas

Lesson Plan 1

  • HPE – Years 9, 10
  • The Arts – Years 9, 10
  • English – Year 9, 10

Lesson Plan 2

  • HPE – Years 9, 10
  • The Arts – Years 9, 10
  • English – Year 9

Lesson Plan 3

  • HPE – Years 9, 10
  • The Arts – Years 9, 10
  • English – Year 10

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EXCURSION, EXCURSION: THE SMARTRIDER VERSION

Overview

This lesson is designed so each student can obtain a SmartRider and travel on excursions using public transport.

Students will learn the benefits of using public transport and SmartRider over a regular ticket or group ticket. They demonstrate their understandings by writing a persuasive letter which they take home along with an application form, to their parents to ask them for permission to set up a SmartRider and add value to allow it to be used for an excursion. This enables students to take an active role in the process of acquiring a SmartRider and facilitates their involvement in the school excursion planning.

 

Learning Areas

  • English – Years 5, 6
  • HASS – Years 5, 6

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