My consumer math class completed a chapter this quarter related to cars (loans, gas mileage, etc. etc.). I thought it would be fun to do a cross-curricular project with them using the new Cars movie. I never show movies, but I thought maybe I could use this one. I ordered a video on historical Route 66 to show the kids. I want them learn a little history. I want them to also incorporate their math skills while picking a car to "drive", pick 2 cities to "travel" between, calculate and compare how far it would be to travel using Route 66 versus the modern route, write a short paper comparing the routes between their cities, etc. At the end I want to show the Cars movie to see if they can pick out things in the movie that were based on real people, places and events. IF you have any input regarding this, it would be appreciated. I want it to be a fun project--but educational as well.