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Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn, MI 48124-5029)
William S. Pretzer (Project Director: March 2006 to October 2006)
John Metz (Project Director: October 2006 to April 2008)

Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

$142,752 (approved)
$142,752 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2006 – 9/30/2007

America's Industrial Revolution

Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers on America's Industrial Revolution, held at Henry Ford's Greenfield Village, the Henry Ford Museum, the Benson Ford Research Center, and the Ford Rouge Factory.

The Henry Ford, a National Historic Landmark, seeks funding for a third year of teacher workshops on America's Industrial Revolution. Five themes will be explored: the early 19th century transformation of home and craft production; mechanization of agriculture; impact of steam on transportation; increasing impact of science and invention; the assembly line method of mass production. Teachers will have discussions with five scholars, visit the Ford Rouge plant and historic buildings in Greenfield Village, study primary documents and artifacts, and create innovative lesson plans. The workshop is designed to ignite teachers' curiosity and deepen their knowledge of the human dimensions of industrial change in order to encourage student enthusiasm and intellectual growth.