Henry Ford's "Fear of Change"

As the inventor of one of the most iconic inventions of our time, Henry Ford was afraid of the changes his creation would spark in the American people and the way the current transportation system would be affected. Read an article written in 1896 and adapted at various reading levels by Newsela before responding to four multiple choice questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the leveled passages in order to differentiate amongst learners with various reading levels
  • If signing up for Newsela, assign the reading passages and online quizzes to be completed for homework or through Google Classroom to save time grading
  • If printing the sheets, encourage pupils to highlight their answers within the text
  • Include in a study of inventions, inventors, and problems that arose with their product
Classroom Considerations

  • Lexile® level 850, and intended for 6th graders
  • Requires a free Newsela account to access the HTML version of the reading passages and online quizzes; the free response questions are only available to
  • Does not include an answer key; however, one can be made easily by completing the questions on the worksheet

  • Comes with four Fear of Change reading passages that vary in Lexile® levels and are intended for several grade levels, but the comprehension questions remain the same

  • None