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Industrial USA - Henry Ford

Industrial USA - Henry Ford

Author: Anna Ridgeway
Description:

The purpose of this tutorial is for you to explore how the development of the assembly line changed America economically and socially. 

Henry Ford started his car production company in 1903.  In 1913 he introduced the assembly line system of manufacturing.  This revolutionized manufacturing production and led to some fundamental changes in American identity.  Consumerism was born. 

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Tutorial

Instructions for this tutorial

The following activities have been placed in the order they should be completed.  Please find below the link to the Google Docs worksheet.  Complete one section at a time.

1. Working at the Ford Factory

2. Henry Ford Institutes Worker Shareholders

3. Witness Biographies
 

 

Source: Mrs Ridgeway

Worksheet Activities

Source: Mrs Ridgeway

1. Working at the Ford Factory

Use this excellent PBS slideshow to discover how Henry Ford revolutionized the car industry.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/photo-gallery/henryford/

 

Source: pbs.org

2. Henry Ford Institutes Worker Shareholders

This video extract from American Experience entitled "Henry Ford", describes how Ford used a number of innovative policies to transform his company into a giant of manufacturing.   Ultimately, Ford's policies played a major role in the transformation of the United States during the early 20th century.

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/amex25.sci.engin.design.workshare/henry-ford-institutes-worker-shareholders/

 

Source: pbs.org

3. Witness Biographies

Read first-hand accounts of what it was like to actually work on an assembly line for Henry Ford.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/henryford-witnesses/

 

Source: pbs.org