Henry Ford and the Model T: A Case Study in Productivity (Part 1)


  • Sep 5 2010 12:12 PM

    Kathyleen Bishop

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In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from EconEdLink, students learn about Henry Ford's use of mass production strategies to manufacture the Model T, revolutionizing industrial manufacturing and initiating a new era in personal transportation. Students chart a plan for the assembly-line production of bookmarks, test their plan, and make recommendations for improvements. Students also explore how Ford used economic incentives to address a problem created by mass production techniques -- worker turnover.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, Economics