Interpreting the Evidence
Catskill Highway (New York State Thruway), Designed 1946
Suggested Teaching Instructions
Typical highway grade crossing elimination - Catskill Thruway - two lane highway passing over fully developed thruway - designed by HD Becker, 1946.
This image shows the development of the automobile and roads, in this case the New York State Thruway, in the middle of the twentieth century.
How does the availability of transporation affect the economic and cultural aspects of a society?
Check for Understanding
Describe the scene in the photograph and evaluate the impact of this technology on the local communities.
How did Henry Ford revolutionize car manufacturing?
Math, Science, English Language Arts: Because gas prices are increasing all the time, some scientists are working to create alternatives to gasoline for cars. What are some of these alternative fuels? What is their fuel mileage? Compare their mileage to a regular gasoline-powered car. Create an advertising campaign publicizing the attributes of alternative-fueled cars. Write a persuasive speech about them and present the speech to your class.