Where can I find elementary-level info about luxury cars?

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  1. Bored of Ed

    Bored of Ed Enthusiast

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    Trying to do a research project with a kid. I need to do all the searching because there's no internet access in school :| Meant to do it today but I was out all day and came home so wiped out... And now I'm finding it not as easy as I was hoping it would be.

    We ("we") want to know the history of various cars/companies and some details about how they are made. Not regular cars, he is talking about the most exclusive cars, some of which only a few were ever made, some a few hundred...? Can you tell this is not my usual area of expertise?! I could use written media as well as pictures and videos, reading and comprehension level around 5-6 grade but short attention span (I'd say I need to limit it to page-long chunks or less)

    I'm off to continue searching myself but meanwhile sending forth the call here in case anyone knows of a resource I don't find. :yawn:

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. bros

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    Honestly, use google.

    Go to wikipedia also.

    Look at pages cited. They'll lead to a wealth of information.
     
  4. applecore

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    Hope you got some sleep!

    Interesting topic!

    I wonder if the actual deals have websites with their history about their cars? Hmm....now you got me thinking of what the history of a minicooper is; not that its a luxury car by any means.
     
  5. Bored of Ed

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    I've been googling away! Just wishing there were something perfect out there that I didn't know about.

    The companies' websites are pretty nice but a lot are Flash-type so I don't know how to access that offline, they wouldn't print well. Wikipedia itself is not easy enough reading. The references from Wikipedia aren't helping much, either.

    It's better than nothing, but I wish I could find something written FOR kids about this. Will keep trying.
     
  6. iteachbx

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    Does it have to be the internet? I feel like my public library probably has some books on sports cars or Ferrari's or something that might have information about more rare cars in it.
     
  7. Ms B IL

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    Would it be possible for you to take the information from Wikipedia and re-write it in small and easy enough chunks for him to read? It might be a bit more work than your are looking for, but in the end might be faster and more effective than continuing to search.

    There are also a bunch of classic car books, but I'm not sure about reading level. I browsed a book at Barnes and Noble in the bargain area last week that had a title along the lines of "Cars that Changed the World" and it had some of the information you might be interested in.
     
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    You are asking teachers where to find info on luxury cars? That might be like asking a lawyer where to find info on honesty.
     
  9. Rebel1

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    Ha! Ha! Ha!
    Some of us drive luxury cars, SO we might know some inside info!
    Get in touch with some car dealerships who sell the luxies.
    Rebel1
     
  10. Bored of Ed

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    iteachbx, I feel like library books aren't updated nearly often enough for today's world. It's a thought, but I don't really have time for the library.

    Ms B IL, I think next time I will get my act together earlier and do that! This time I needed it by Tuesday. (And then my internet went down all week and I couldn't even check here) I ended up with a couple of news items, a few company websites, and wikipedia. The ones we got to were, as I had feared, quite above the student's comprehension level. And the video I found and spent a whole morning downloading, didn't work. Argh.

    Readingrules, that's my problem!
     
  11. iteachbx

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    I've checked out library books for my kids about the BP Oil Spill, the Earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Sandy. That's pretty up to date as far as I'm concerned! I guess it depends on your library.
     

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