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Early cars offered a new freedom and mobility, petrol was a cheap and people found cars invaluable for shopping, work and leisure. However, as cars became increasingly popular and affordable, congestion and environmental costs spiralled.
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15 April 2008

Classroom Ideas

Divide the class in two, with each group campaigning either in favour or against the development of the car. Groups can then develop their campaigns by either explaining the positives and how the government are supporting drivers, or the negative impact the car has had on the people of Britain. Campaigns could include adverts, speeches, posters or whatever else students want to include. This can lead into the writing of a two-sided essay as a form of assessment.