Henry Ford & Model T Ford

The purpose of this lesson is to enable students to understand how Ford contributed towards the economic growth of the US through developing their understanding of key words and concepts.

Hook: As students enter they are challenged with completing an A-Z sheet of how many key words they already associate with the 1920s. Teacher introduces lesson / outcomes.

Starter: Teacher then uses the PP to introduce Henry Ford and a bit of his background / famous for. Students can then watch an introductory video (Embedded) and make some initial notes.

Teacher introduces the ‘Cycle of Prosperity’, students provided with a blank cycle and are challenged to memorize the completed version on the IWB in 30 seconds (timer included) Students then have 2 minutes to try and complete their blank sheet with as much detail as possible.

Link this then to some other major concepts associated with Ford (8 more in total), students to play a memory activity to remember them initially which then flows into a game of taboo - all explained in the PP.

Students can then watch another video and tick off where they can spot their newly learned words / concepts whilst watching.

Following this students are asked to complete an exam style question to explain the impact ford had being challenged to use as many words as possible, easily adapted structure strips provided for differentiation.

Finish with ‘learn beyond the lesson’ option for further stretch and challenge.

(Dragons den presentation style activity included also which could be another lesson in itself)

Easily enough for 2/3 lessons.

All videos etc are embedded with links provided.

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Created: May 2, 2019

Updated: Jun 18, 2019

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