Here are a few more links to add to my recent history of cars, bicycles and canals posts, which may prove useful in a history of transport topic:
History of Transportation
A Brief History of Transportation – an overview
Roman Roads – The Children’s British History Encyclopedia provides a great simple overview of how the Roman’s build roads.
Short Stories About Transport – From the British Council site.
Changes in Transport – From the History Learning Site Charts.
Types of transport in Britain – From Woodlands School.
The History of Aeroplanes
Air Travel in the 20th Century – A BBC Bitesize history video with classroom ideas – this is wonderful old footage at the firsts attempts to fly.
Aeroplane Facts for Kids – Find information on commercial planes, drones, wings, engines, the history of flight and much more on this site.
Aeroplane Timeline – Man has always dreamed of flying, and throughout time they have experimented with flight. This timeline details the ones who were successful.
The History of Railways
Train Facts for Kids – Find information on steam trains, cargo trains, locomotives, high speed railways, new technologies and much more. Read on for a wide range of interesting trivia and information related to trains.
George Stephenson – From the BBC “Famous People” archives.
The History of Hot Air Balloons
Hot Air Balloon Facts for Kids – Find information on how high they can fly, what kind of fuel they burn, where popular balloon festivals are held and much more. Read on for a wide range of fun trivia and information related to hot air balloons.
The History of Boats
Boat Facts for Kids – Find information on sail-boats, luxury yachts, the America’s Cup, nautical terms and much more. Read on for a wide range of interesting trivia and information related to boats.