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Accessing places today

Student activities

Task no. 1

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Accessing places today

As a class, collectively observe Sources 11 to 18 and discuss how people access places today and answer each set of questions. 

Questions:

  • What mode of transport is being used?
  • Would you travel short or long distances using this type of transport?
  • Does this type of transport make access to places easier or faster than in the past? How?
Light rail, Central-Lilyfield, 2010,
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Qantas Plane, King Street, Newtown, between 2012 and June 2013
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Task no. 2

Current modes of transport

Questions:

  • List the different modes of transport you can see in the images.
  • Would you travel short or long distances using these types of transport?
  • Does this type of transport make access easier or faster than in the past? How?
The Italian Bowl and Shops Street View, 255 King Street, , between 2012 and June 2013
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Boys on bikes, Wollongong, 2006-2007
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Task no. 3

Travel and technology

Questions:

  • What modes of transport are represented in the images below?
  • What technology might be used in these business?
  • How does this improve our access to places both near and far?
Pearl Ace and a Wallenius Wilhelmsen RO-RO (roll on-roll off car carriers) Glebe Island wharves, Nov 2007,
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Shopfront Window Sta Travel, King Street, Newtown,
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Task no. 4

How do people access far away places?

Questions:

  • How do people access far away places?
  • What ways can you think of that we can comminucate with people from far away without visiting them in person?
  • How has technology changed our ability to communiacte with people from far away?
Editor of Japanese magazine beams homeRestricted, 16 Sept - 3 Oct 2000
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Home School, 05-02-2008 (born digital, 1981 - 2011
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