This is a Math/Literacy project that goes along with reading "The Watson's Go to Birmingham--1963" by Christopher Paul Curtis.
The students can work individually, pairs, or groups to find out the total cost of the Watson's trip to Birmingham, Alabama.
This is a mini research project where they research the price of gas in 1963 along with the mileage of a 1948 Plymouth. They can also use a website like google maps to calculate how many miles they would have taken on I-75. They do the research and create the math problems to come up with the answer.