Did you know that cars weren't designed for passenger safety until the 1960s? The lesson starts with a quick quiz on automobile safety. Then, scholars evaluate three cars for their safety features. This is the third in a set of nine lessons.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Co-teach this unit with driver's education
  • Compare the safest car, as reported by consumer reports, from each decade
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires access to three cars or three cars' safety feature descriptions 
  • The third in a set of nine lessons

  • Includes homework questions to complete in class or at home
  • Lesson provides extension ideas to keep the class engaged

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