School Transport and Travel: Modes

Most Japanese children walk to school, but quite a number use subways and other modes of transport. This Tokyo boyn in 2007 is doing some last minute studying while waiting for the subway at an above the ground station. You can tell it is a chilly day because he is wearing glives, notice that they match his uniform. Also notice the chin strap to his hat. Also interesting is that you get a peak into his book satchel.

There are all kinds of ways thuat children over time used to get to school. The first schools appeared in cities and children walked to school. For millenia this was how children got to school, although until only the nodern age, relatuively few children actually attended a formal school. As schools we located in cities and villages, children still mostly walked to school in the 19th century when public schools began to become more widespread. An exception hre as the United States. The Northwest Ordinance set the principle of universal educartion by devoting a section of Federal Lands for schools (1787). This provided both land for schools and land to sell to finance those schools. This meant as America moved West that schools were created in both urban and riral areas throughout the country. And ecven in rural areas children walked to school, but ome cam in horses and mules as well, depending on distances and family citcumstances. You also begin to see school busses in the 19th century,. The first was a horse drawn conveyence for girls in London (1827). Modern children continue get to walk to school, but the growth of suburbs has meant that transport is neccessary for many. And just about evert mode of transport is used around the world, inclusing busses, trams, subways, trains, boats, and animals. Some countrirs have destinctive modes, such as pedicabs in India.


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