The Simpsons: Monorail Salesman
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In this humorous and critical take on transportation and development, a monorail salesman sells Springfield on voting for the building of a monorail.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. What is Mr. Lanley's idea?
  2. What are the concerns do the people of Springfield have? How does Mr. Lanley address them?
  3. How might transportation changes affect a community?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe how technology changes communication, transportation, and recreation
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe how science and technology change communication, transportation, and recreation
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify ways in which people in the local community and other communities meet their needs for gove...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain how scientific discoveries and technological innovations in the fields of medicine, communic...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify and analyze ways people have modified the physical environment such as mining, irrigation, ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    assess how changes in climate, resources, and infrastructure (technology, transportation, and commun...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, trans...

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