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Video interview with curator Bob Casey and article on Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company, inventor of the Model T and innovator of the moving assembly line.
This Resource is for:Educators; Youth and Scouts; Students; Leadership
Theme:Transportation in America; American Innovation; America's Industrial Revolution
Topic:Henry Ford and Innovation; Transportation, Past, Present and Future; Racing in America; All
Type of Use:Research Material
Curriculum Connection:U.S. History; Economics; World History; Business; Science; Technology/Engineering; English Language Arts; Arts and Design; Career Exploration; Creative Problem Solving; Cross-disciplinary Thinking; Self-direction; Entrepreneurial Literacy
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies Strands II, V, VII, VIII Michigan Social Studies Grade Level and High School Content Expectations 2 – H2.0.3; 3 – H3.0.8; 4 – H3.0.1, H3.0.6, E1.0.5; 6 – H1.2.1, H1.2.5, H1.4.1, H1.4.2; 7 – H1.2.1, H1.2.6; H1.4.1, H1.4.2; USHG – 6.1.1, 6.1.5, 6.2.3; E – 1.1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3
Grade/Age Level:Upper Elementary; Middle School; High School; Adults; Junior Girl Scouts; Cadette Girl Scouts; Boy Scouts
Format:Web; Video
Time Period:Era 6: The Development of an Industrial, Urban and Global United States; Era 9: America in a new global age
Tags:Henry Ford, Model T, Ford Motor Company, innovation, automobile, Dearborn, Quadricycle, failure, tinker, curiosity, market, Fordism, middle class, design, war, Model A, Model N, Model S, V-8