This enquiry aims to introduce students to one of the industrial titans of the USA – Henry Ford. The primary focus is assessing Ford’s historical significance. Moreover, the lesson consolidates the earlier enquiry on the causes of the economic boom in the 1920s and deals with a number of the same themes, including the growth in wages and the increasing ubiquity of the motorcar. It is highly active, uses a good balance of resources and film clips. It won’t fail to engage and stretch.
Lessons presentation – PowerPoint
Lesson write up – PDF
Resource 1: Sources – PDF
Resource 2: Cards – PDF
Worksheets 1a,1b and 2: Significance grids – PDF