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BH-50273-08

Edison Institute, The (Dearborn, MI 48124-5029)
Paula Gangopadhyay (Project Director: March 2008 to June 2010)
America's Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford, a National Historic Landmark, seeks funding for a fourth 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.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$163,461 (approved)
$163,461 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2008 – 1/31/2010