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Ford Rouge Factory Tour Teacher Packets and Itineraries
Grade-appropriate lessons on life requirements, human impact on environment, and sustainable business practices - all through the lens of the Ford Rouge Complex, an industrial marvel.
science & technology
At The Henry Ford, you’ll observe ways that science and technology are applied in real-world situations, from the world's first R&D lab, Menlo Park in Greenfield Village, to the world's largest living roof at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Learn More
Connect Science & Technology to your curriculum
physical science
The Heroes of the Sky exhibit in Henry Ford Museum explores the wild and woolly early days of flight. Apply the theories of flight through hands-on experiences like learning to fold a paper airplane in a specific way to optimize airflow.
environmental science
See first-hand the role business and industry play in the greening of America. Step outside the Rouge and see how the ecosystem of this industrial setting, including soil, water, and air, has been transformed through sustainable design.
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Onsite Programs
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Facilitated Activity at Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Step outside the Rouge and see how the ecosystem of this industrial setting, including soil, water, and air, has been transformed through sustainable design.    View Website   View Summary
 
The Henry Ford offers amazing camp experiences. Discovery Camp® is our week-long history-based camps for children going into the 2nd through 9th grade. Each level has its own theme and related crafts and activities.   View Summary
Field Trip Enhancements
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Expectations and tips for chaperones on field trips to The Henry Ford.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the early days of flight. Online exhibit, downloadable lesson plans and student "pilot logs" available.    View Website   View Summary
 
Scavenger hunt at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Explore the Ford Rouge Factory Tour through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Greenfield Village. Explore the George Washington Carver Cabin and Mattox Family Home through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the exhibit "Your Place in Time" through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger hunt at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Explore the Ford Rouge Factory Tour through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Scavenger Hunt in Greeenfield Village. Explore the homes and workplaces of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers through featured artifacts, drawing, vocabulary, and questions for writing and discussion. Includes a tip sheet for parents/teachers/chaperones.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Self-guided itinerary for Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Explore the factory through the lens of how citizens, industry, and government all play a role in ecosystem restoration. For Grades 6-8.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Self-guided itinerary for Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Explore the factory through the lens of how the needs of plants and animals in an ecosystem can be impacted by humans. For Grades 3-5.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Self-guided itinerary for Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Explores the factory through the lens of how environmental sustainability is affected by business decisions. For Grades 9-12.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Self-Guided Activity at Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Handle a "smart tool" that workers use on the factory floor and simulate steering wheel installation on a Ford F-150 pickup.   View Website   View Summary
 
Self-guided itinerary that highlights stories of innovation at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Use this itinerary to help you identify the ways Ford continuously works to improve the work environment for its employees, the quality of the world in which we live and the cars we drive today.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Self-guided itinerary that highlights stories of innovation in Greenfield Village. Use this itinerary to help you identify some of the items that Henry Ford collected to honor his greatest role model and mentor, Thomas Edison.   Get Document   View Summary
Classroom Resources
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Online Exhibit. The photographers of the Detroit Publishing Company, founded in 1895, brought the world to everyone's living room.   View Website   View Summary
 
Educator Guide for George Washington Carver traveling exhibit, at Henry Ford Museum Nov. 2010 - Feb. 2011 as well as permanent resources available at The Henry Ford. Even separate from the exhibit, it contains useful background information, guiding questions, and suggested activities. Produced by the Field Museum and adapted by The Henry Ford.   Get Document   View Summary
 
Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum. Explore the early days of flight. Online exhibit, downloadable lesson plans and student "pilot logs" available.    View Website   View Summary
 
Middle School Teacher Packet. Showcases the Ford Rouge Factory Tour as it explores how citizens, industry, and government all play a role in ecosystem restoration. For Grades 6-8.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Elementary School Teacher Packet. Showcases the Ford Rouge Factory Tour as it explores how the needs of plants and animals in an ecosystem can be impacted by humans. For Grades 3-5.   Get Document   View Summary
 
High school DigiKit. This teacher guide & unit plan explores how the principles of physics, including time, net force, acceleration and momentum are an integral part of American auto racing using The Henry Ford's digital collections. *For ease of use, downloading recommended.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Online Exhibit. Each month, our curators choose unique and interesting items from our collection to showcase.   View Website   View Summary
 
Lesson plans. Select lesson plans that most directly support The Henry Ford’s educational theme “Science and Technology.” Created by participants in the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers: America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford, 2009, 2010, 2011   Get Document   View Summary
 
Elementary/Middle School DigiKit. This teacher guide & unit plan explores how American auto racing uses scientific concepts like force, change in motion, speed and energy through examples from The Henry Ford's digital collections. *For ease of use, downloading recommended.    Get Document   View Summary
 
High School Teacher Packet. Showcases the Ford Rouge Factory Tour as it explores how environmental sustainability is affected by personal and business decisions. For Grades 9-12.   Get Document   View Summary
 
PowerPoint slideshow. Examines sophisticated technological and environmental innovations at the Rouge which manage water, soil and daylight.    Get Document   View Summary
 
Online exhibit. Information on the life and work of Henry Ford. Also includes a history of Ford Motor Company.   View Website   View Summary
 
Online exhibit. Information on the life and work of Thomas Edison. Also includes a history of Menlo Park Laboratory.   View Website   View Summary
 
Online exhibit. Information on the life and work of Orville and Wilbur Wright.   View Website   View Summary
 
Exhibit in Henry Ford Museum and Online. Take a look back at this past century and our "everyday" world. Reminisce with this exhibit spanning five generations.   View Website   View Summary
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