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105 reviewed resources for automobile industry

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A Future Beyond Traffic Gridlock

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Bill Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford and executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, discusses his struggle to reconcile his two passions: automobiles and the environment. He explains how our current transportation systems are simply...
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Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Could you live without your phone? What about cars, steel, or clothing? Class groups collaborate to produce presentations that argue that either the telephone, the gramophone, the automobile, the textile industry, or the steel industry...
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Wings, Chrome, and Tailfins: Automobiles of the 1950s

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students study the automobile industry. In this cultural history lesson, students explore 1950s America as they view a teacher-created PowerPoint presentation regarding the 1950s. Students research how the automobile changed the 1950s...
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Henry Ford, 1863-1947: He Revolutionized the Auto Industry

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
How did Henry Ford change the world? One word: automobile. After reading a two-page passage about Henry Ford's contributions to society with the invention of the automobile, readers respond to a series of 10 reading comprehension...
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Model T Road Trip: Some Affects of the Automobile on America.

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners research the automotive revolution. In this American industrialization lesson, students use the Internet to explore the cultural contributions and impact of the automobile in America. This lesson includes several web resources,...
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let's take a look back at America during the 1920s and 1930s. Information regarding the economics in the 1920s that led to some of the issues during the 1930s are covered using text and images. Learners will consider economic booms,...
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The Incorporation of America

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The incorporation and industrialization of America is covered in this image-rich slide show. While text is limited, there is no shortage of great images showing the progression and causes of American Industrialization. Perfect...
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The Automobile and the Drive-In Society

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
How has automobile technology affected the United States and its citizens? After reading an introductory article, class members participate in a jigsaw activity designed to explore this question. After gathering information and filling...
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Car Mania: The legacy of the Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners explore careers in modern industry. In this industry lesson, students take a look at the car industry. Learners brainstorm things they feel are important for a high quality car to have and list them on a car template. Students...
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For Students 6th - 8th
In this history of automobiles worksheet, middle schoolers answer 20 questions about the automobile industry, the changes that have taken place over the course of the auto industry's history and the current statistics about automobiles.
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The Automobile’s Influence on Post-WWII Suburbia

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore post World War II America.  In this American History lesson, 8th graders analyze primary and secondary sources to research how the automobile influenced the growth of suburbs, and how the growth of suburbs...
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Reasons for Changes in Supply

For Students 11th - 12th
Focus on supply and demand with this worksheet. Learners answer questions related to supply and demand in the automobile industry. It's a great way to provide a quick review of this concept.
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Placing Events on a Timeline

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Put important events in chronological order with a lesson about timelines. With a variety of topics stemming from world history, the packet of worksheets provides analytical activity for learners to decide where certain events fall...
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An Automobile Phylogenetic Tree

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study a list of cars and trucks and think about characteristics that can be used to show an "evolutionary relationship". From the characteristics they identity, students construct a phylogenetic tree to show how the automotive...
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The Automobile

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to technological innovations that contributed to mass production of the automobile and how this allows large numbers of Americans to afford an automobile.
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Labor and Law: Sit-Down Strikes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the work of auto industry labor unions. In this labor unions lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on the details of various sit-down strikes. Students respond to discussion questions regarding...
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Activity Five: The Horseless Carriage

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students identify features that make an automobile practical for a cross-country trip and then design a 1903 era auto using lessons learned from Horatio's journey.
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Henry Ford: A Cultural Icon

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners conduct research online for information about Henry Ford and his assembly line, examine economic, technological, and social changes that resulted from Ford's innovation, and use notes and resources to write five paragraph essays...
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Finance: Depreciation (Double Declining)

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Of particular interest to a group of business and finance pupils, this lesson explores depreciation of automobile values by comparing the double declining balance to the straight line method. Mostly this is done through a slide...
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Ford's Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Industrialization and mechanization of products such as cars have deeply affected the US economy. The class discusses the affects of Ford's assembly line production of automobiles. They watch a video, fill out worksheets, and investigate...
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Man and Materials Through History

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From the start of the Industrial Revolution, it only took 147 years for someone to invent plastic. This may seem like a long time, but in the history of inventing or discovering new materials, this is incredibly fast. An informative and...
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Energy Storage Derby and Proposal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Small groups use the engineering design process to build and test a vehicle capable of carrying 250 grams a distance of five meters. The design must allow for the storage of potential energy and turn it into motion, allowing the...
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Ford, Cars, and a New Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #28

For Students 9th - 12th
The Industrial Revolution led to technological inventions we still use today. A video presentation explains the important inventions of the Industrial Revolution. Instruction includes a thorough discussion of the advancement of the...
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Changes in Transportation over Time

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Planes, trains, and automobiles. How many ways to travel are there? Scholars learn about modes of transportation in the past and how they have changed over time. Budding historians view a timeline, participate in group discussion, and...

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