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busy new york city street with lots of pedestrians How Do You Get Around New York City?

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Welcome and welcome back, get ready to travel to places all around. Tomorrow we will learn about transportation, how do we travel from here to there?  What forms of transportation are near?  Start to think about what type of transportation you would use to travel to places around the world.

Our adventure starts in New York City, home of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and so much more. What modes of transportation would you use to explore NYC?  Think about it and check out this worksheet, How Do You Get Around New York City?  and explore.

Appropriate Age Range: 15 to age 21 

Materials Needed:


Some of these terms may seem brand new so take some time to look them up and they will be part of your vocabulary too: ridesharing, subway, cab, or taxi.


Review the worksheet, How Do You Get Around New York City? for another session of the brain gym. Now that you know how to get around NYC, where would you like to virtually go? Some places to visit in New York City are listed below.  Take a virtual tour and plan your virtual route.  Your starting place is anywhere near Times Square and 42nd St (Hint: It is also near a subway station).

Here are some thoughts to consider before you start your brain gym exercise.

What do you like to do?

  • What would you virtually explore?
  • Would you virtually visit a museum, store, a landmark or so much more?
  • What are your top two places in NYC that you would like to know a bit more?  
  • What is your destination?
  • What modes of transportation would you use in your virtual travels?


If you would like, share your ideas and what you have discovered with your family and friends!


Here are some ways to share your thoughts, make a movie about a topic or reply to questions asked. https://info.flipgrid.com/ or Apple clips https://www.apple.com/clips/

If you would like to learn more about places to explore near and in  New York City, check out this virtual tour!




JoAnne Chalom is President of In Focus Mobility and has been working with individuals with disabilities for over thirty years. JoAnne teaches younger and older individuals orientation and mobility. JoAnne enjoys spending quality time with her grand dog, Cody.

Robbin Keating Clark is the Expanded Core Curriculum Coordinator at Utah Schools for the Deaf & Blind and has been working with students with visual impairments for nearly two decades. She is enthusiastic and energetic about the Expanded Core Curriculum.  In her free time she likes to spend time with her children.

Susan Drake has been a special education teacher for seven years and is completing her certification as a teacher of the visually impaired at Missouri State University.  She lives on a farm with her veterinarian husband Randy, son Renin, a herd of corgis and cows.  

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