Historic Route 66 – Lesson Plans for Pixar’s Cars

Historic Route 66 – Lesson Plans for Pixar’s Cars

Historic Route 66 Lesson Plans for Pixar’s Cars By Cynthia Kirkeby Oct 14, 2006, 15:32 PST Historic Route 66 Courtesy of Pixar Films Lesson Plans for Pixar’s Cars Grade Level: 4-12 Subject: Geography, American History, Film: Cars MPAA Rating: G Keywords: Pixar’s Cars, lesson plan for Cars, Route 66, historic Route 66, the history of America’s highway, traveling route 66, geography, teaching history, teaching with movies, teaching with film, using movies in the classroom, lesson plans for literature, language arts lesson plans, lesson plans, Lesson Plan, Movies in the Classroom, Author: Cynthia Kirkeby Affiliation: ClassBrain, Inc. Date: 12 October 2006 Duration: 1 – 2 Class Periods Background: The setting for Cars is Route 66, the historic highway that changed America. The national highway linked Chicago, IL with Los Angeles, CA, and it is often known as the Mother Road or America’s Highway. Project 1 – Before and After: Pick one to three locations along Route 66 and investigate the differences between what they were like during the heyday of Route 66, and what they’re like in present day. Use photos to illustrate your report or display. Project 2 – State Report Choose a state Route 66 intersects and write a report on the significance of the interstate highway in the region. What happened to the area when Route 66 was established, and what happened when Route 66 was bypassed? How was this represented in Cars? Learning Links: The History of Route 66 Source: National Historic Route 66 Federation Legendary Route 66 Traveling the Mother Road Source: Legends of America Route 66:Cruising the American Dream Travel Route 66 with photos...