Intensity, ENTHUSIASM, excitement, obsession… a few SYNONYMS for the word passion. Speed is defined as the OPTIMUM (best possible result) rate of motion, and when combining concepts like passion and speed, luxury sport car brands like LAMBORGHINI, FERRARI, MASERATI, and PORSCHE come to mind. After riding in a Lamborghini in NOVEMBER 2020, my 14-year-old nonspeaking friend, ZEKWANDE MATHENJWA, commented: “The speed was no joke. It rocked my world!”
Spell: EXCITEMENT Spell: FERRARI Spell: SPEED
What is the name of my nonspeaking friend? ZEKWANDE MATHENJWA
What was “no joke” in Zekwande’s opinion? SPEED
In which car did Zekwande ride? LAMBORGHINI
When did Zekwande ride in the Lamborghini? NOVEMBER 2020
What word was used that means intensity, enthusiasm, excitement, or obsession? PASSION
Name a synonym for the word passion mentioned in the text. INTENSITY, ENTHUSIASM, EXCITEMENT, OBSESSION
Give an antonym for the word passion. COOLNESS, INDIFFERENCE, COLDNESS, APATHY
In which year was Zekwande born? 2020 – 14 = 2006
How old was Zekwande in 2018? (2020 – 2018 = 2) 14 – 2 = 12 YEARS OLD What is something that you are passionate about?
Speed is defined as ____? THE OPTIMUM RATE OF MOTION
Name a luxury brand sports car other than Porsche. FERRARI, LAMBORGHINI,
From which country does Ferrari originate? ITALY
What is on the emblem of a FERRARI? A PRANCING HORSE Which car would you like to ride in and why?
VAKT: Point to the door of the Lamborghini
FERDINAND ANTON Porsche SENIOR was born on the 3rd of SEPTEMBER, 1875, near the city LIBEREC in the CZECH REPUBLIC. Ferdinand demonstrated an APTITUDE (a natural ability or talent) for ENGINEERING from an early age and through his studies at the VIENNA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, and together with JACOB LOHNER, launched the “Lohner-Porsche” AUTOMOBILE in 1900, recognized as the first, fully electric automobile! The Lohner-Porsche MIXTE HYBRID proved to also be a performance vehicle and set a land speed record of 35 miles per hour (mph), which is equal to 56 kilometers per hour (kph) in 1901. By 1905 Ferdinand Porsche had become recognized as one of AUSTRIA’S most outstanding automotive engineers.
Spell: DEMONSTRATE Spell: VEHICLE Spell: RECOGNIZE When was Ferdinand Porsche born? 3 SEPTEMBER 1875
In which country would you find Liberec? THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Ferdinand demonstrated an aptitude for ___? ENGINEERING
What does aptitude mean? A NATURAL ABILITY OR TALENT
With who did Ferdinand Porsche launch the first fully electric automobile? JACOB LOHNER
In what year was the Lohner-Porsche automobile launched? 1900
What does mph stand for? MILES PER HOURS
At which university did Ferdinand study? VIENNA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
In which country will you find Vienna? AUSTRIA
In which continent will you find Austria? EUROPE
What language is most commonly spoken in Austria? GERMAN
What record was set by the Lohner-Porsche automobile in 1900? THE LAND SPEED RECORD
What speed was achieved during the land speed record attempt in 1900? 56kph; 35mph
Discuss one of your talents and what you would do with it.
VAKT: Trace the wheels of the vehicle in the picture in a circular movement, starting at the top of the wheel and moving right.
The company “DR. ING. H. C. F. Porsche GMBH” (GmbH meaning company with limited liability, very commonly used in GERMANY, Austria, and SWITZERLAND) was founded in 1931. The company was based in STUTTGART, also known as the MANUFACTURING hub of Germany, and initially only offered motor vehicle DEVELOPMENT and consulting services. One of the first projects, under the guidance of the German Government, was to develop a “People’s car.” This paved the way for what became the most popular car of all time, The VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE, manufactured from 1937 – 1986.
Spell: LIMITED Spell: DEVELOPMENT Spell: DESIGN
Where was the company based? STUTTGART
Stuttgart is also known as the _____ hub of Germany. MANUFACTURING
What city is known as the manufacturing hub of Germany? STUTTGART What does the abbreviation GmbH refer to? COMPANY WITH LIMITED LIABILITY
Name one country in which the term GmbH is very commonly used. GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND
In what year was Ferdinand Porsche’s company founded? 1931
What services did the company originally offer? MOTOR VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT
AND CONSULTING SERVICES
What was the company’s first project? TO DESIGN OR DEVELOP A “PEOPLE’S CAR. ”
What became the most popular car of all time? THE VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
WORLD WAR II saw Ferdinand Porsche using his engineering skills to design military transport, designing heavy tanks for the German GOVERNMENT while working at Volkswagen. He lost his position at Volkswagen at the end of World War II and was arrested on 15 DECEMBER 1945 for war crimes but was never tried. During his IMPRISONMENT, Ferdinand’s son, FERRY PORSCHE, steered the company through some of its most difficult days until his father’s release in 1947.
Spell: ARRESTED Spell: DIFFICULT
What was Ferdinand
At which company did War II? VOLKSWAGEN
When was Ferdinand
Spell: POSITION Porsche’s son’s name? Did Ferdinand work during World Porsche arrested? 15
What happened to Ferdinand on the 15th of December 1945? HE WAS IMPRISONED, ARRESTED
For who did Ferdinand design military transport? THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT
Ferdinand used his ____skills to design military transport. ENGINEERING
What skills did Ferdinand use during World War II? ENGINEERING AND DESIGN SKILLS
What did Ferdinand design during World War II? MILITARY TRANSPORT, HEAVY TANKS
How many years was Ferdinand in prison? 1947 – 1945 = 2 YEARS
In which year did World War II end? 1945
Who was the leader of Germany during World War II? ADOLF HITLER
What did Ferry Porsche do while his father was in prison? HE STEERED THE COMPANY THROUGH VERY DIFFICULT TIMES.
VAKT: Point to Ferdinand Porsche
ENCOURAGED by the success of their early venture, Ferry Porsche decided to design and build his own car and founded the company Porsche KONSTRUKTIONEN GMBH in 1948. The company released its first PROTOTYPE (the first or PRELIMINARY version of a vehicle from which other forms are developed) from within a small sawmill in Austria. The Porsche 356 became the first car carrying the Porsche emblem and paved the way for making Porsche one of the most ICONIC (influential, RECOGNIZABLE, and respected) sports car brands in the world.
Spell: COMPANY Spell: RELEASED Spell: EMBLEM
When was the Porsche Konstruktionen GmbBH company founded? 1948
What was the word used for describing the first or preliminary version of a vehicle?
What is the meaning of Prototype? FIRST OR PRELIMINARY VERSION OF A VEHICLE FROM WHICH OTHER FORMS ARE DEVELOPED
What was the first prototype car from Porsche called? PORSCHE 356
What appeared for the first time on the Porsche356? THE PORSCHE EMBLEM
In which country did the company produce its first prototype? AUSTRIA
Where did they produce their first prototype car? A SAWMILL IN AUSTRIA What was the word used to describe influential, recognizable, and revered? ICONIC
Give a synonym for Iconic. INFLUENTIAL, RECOGNIZABLE, RESPECTED Give an antonym for iconic. UNRECOGNIZABLE; UNIMPORTANT
Who would you describe as iconic and why?
If you could design a prototype car, what would you call it and why?
VAKT: Design your own emblem.
The Porsche 911 was designed by FERDINAND ALEXANDER Porsche, nicknamed BUTZI, the son of Ferry Porsche. The Porsche 911 was released in SEPTEMBER 1964 and became the most SUCCESSFUL selling sports car in the world. The 911 was designed as a usable sports car, featuring a UNIQUE (one of a kind; unlike anything else) boxer engine with HORIZONTALLY opposed CYLINDERS placed over the rear wheels and a 5-speed gearbox, reaching a top speed of 163 mph.
Spell: ENGINE Spell: FEATURING Spell: USABLE
Who designed the Porsche 911? FERDINAND ALEXANDER PORSCHE
What was Ferdinand Alexander Porsche’s nickname? BUTZI
When was the Porsche 911 first released? SEPTEMBER 1964
Who was the father of Butzi Porsche? FERRY PORSCHE
Who was Butzi Porsche? THE DESIGNER OF THE PORSCHE 911 AND THE SON OF FERRY PORSCHE
The Porsche 911 was designed as a ______ sports car. USABLE What word is used in the text that describes “one of a kind”? UNIQUE
Describe the word “unique” using the terms mentioned in the text. ONE OF A KIND, UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE
What do you think is unique about yourself?
What engine was used in the Porsche 911? A BOXER ENGINE
Mention one aspect that made the engine of the Porsche 911 unique. THE BOXER
ENGINE, HORIZONTALLY OPPOSED CYLINDERS, 5-SPEED GEARBOX
The engine of the Porsche 911 was placed over the rear ___ of the car. WHEELS
Where was the engine placed in the 911? OVER THE REAR WHEELS OF THE CAR
The 911 had what type of gearbox? 5 SPEED
What is the opposite of horizontal? VERTICAL
If you could buy a sports car, what would it be and why?
PRECISION (exact and accurate) engineering has never been better expressed than when the TACHOMETER (instrument displaying the REVOLUTIONS per minute, usually in a car) spins around to 9000 rpm (revolutions per minute) and demands another gear change to repeat the dance of CYLINDERS, valves, and cams. It is this INTERPLAY (the way two or more things have an effect on each other) of steering, ACCELERATION, braking, and sound that comes together to create a piece of flawless design. A SYMPHONY that only a Porsche 911 can produce. Speed and passion = Porsche 911 = PERFECTION.
Spell: REPEAT Spell: PORSCHE Spell: TOGETHER
Give the synonym used in the text that means accurate and exact. PRECISION Give a synonym for precision. ACCURATE; EXACT
What instrument displays revolutions per minute? TACHOMETER
What does a tachometer display? DISPLAYS REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE
USUALLY, IN A CAR
What word is used in the text that describes the way two or more things affect each other? INTERPLAY
What does interplay mean? THE WAY THAT TWO OR MORE THINGS AFFECT EACH OTHER
Name one thing that comes together to create a flawless piece of design.
STEERING, ACCELERATION, BRAKING, SOUND
What does rpm stand for? REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE
What figure of speech is used in “the dance of Cylinders”? PERSONIFICATION
Speed and passion = Porsche 911 = ___? PERFECTION
What do you think the writer is referring to when she says: “A symphony that only a Porsche 911 can produce”?
CREATIVE WRITING: You are a famous race driver and have the opportunity to design your own race car for the upcoming racing season. Describe your car in detail.
VAKTIVITY: Use different car magazines to design your own prototype car. Tear or cut out different pieces of cars that you would like to use, arrange the pieces on a poster, and then glue to shape your own design.