Smithsonian

Transportation

This section is intended to supplement the curricula, textbooks, and materials you currently use for lessons that demonstrate the importance of travel and transportation in American life. The teacher-developed resources will enhance the classroom experience for both you and your students. You might start by viewing the short video, in which curators at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum discuss the achievements and legacy of Amelia Earhart.

The DBQ primary sources can stand alone in DBQ exercises. Images of primary sources are independent of any extensive explanatory information, so that they can be used as handouts.

Click on the link at right side of this page to find a high school DBQ on the social, political, and economic impact of the development of the Federal Interstate Highway System from 1940 to the mid-1960s.