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G4 travelled by train as a part of the IPC topic "All aboard".

14 Novr 2023

Today, in a world where we take travel for granted and are able to cover vast distances with relative ease and speed, it is easy to forget how railways changed the way ordinary people experienced the world. Railways opened up horizons and connected the world in a way that have never been seen before. Can you imagine a life before roads, cars and flying made travelling long distances very easy? The students from Grade 4 will be historians and discover the impact the development of the railway had locally and globally, as part of the IPC curriculum.

Children should note the mathematical data they seat a railway station, safety messages, destination information, dates or history related to the stations and the station names. Why and how important are these? Plenty.

We, as adults, take time tables and transportation schedules for granted. However, they teach young students a lot: maths, time management skills, knowledge of the analogue clock, etc. What more? Geography, for example. All towns and villages on the trains’ schedule are real places, where people live. All those places have their own location, specific local features and geopolitical and economic importance. And how about history? The Central Railway Station in Plovdiv itself is part of the Bulgarian cultural heritage. The various types of trains are also testimonies in themselves of the passing of time.

All the above are just the tip of the iceberg of reasons, because of which G4 travelled by train as a part of their IPC topic “All aboard”.

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