The Henry Ford to Offer Educator Workshops on America’s Industrial Revolution This Summer

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Workshops Made Possible Through NEH Grant

The Henry Ford once again received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop Grant to provide professional development for educators on the topic of America’s Industrial Revolution. The Henry Ford was the only organization in the nation this year to receive funding for a workshop on the topic of America’s Industrial Revolution. Two week long immersive workshops will draw K-12 educators from around the country to dialogue with leading scholars and museum curators, and learn about the impact of industrialization in America.

Workshop dates are July 14-18 and August 11-15, 2014. The deadline for applications is March 4, 2014. Each workshop is limited to 40 participants. Participants will be selected through a competitive process and will receive a stipend of $1,200 which is intended to help cover living expenses, books and travel. Additionally, participants will have a chance to earn continuing education, undergraduate, and graduate credit.

Participants will explore the diverse ways that Americans experienced social change between 1760s and the 1920s through lecture, discussions, and by visiting select sites in Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum, including Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, Hermitage Plantation Slave quarters, 1760s Daggett Farm, 1880s Firestone Farm, and a railroad roundhouse. In addition, participants can explore archival sources in the Benson Ford Research Center and dedicate time to collegial lesson plan development. The week’s activities will culminate with a visit to a related National Historic Landmark, the Ford Motor Company’s Rouge industrial complex.

Prospective applicants should visit for application instructions and complete workshop details.

About The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. Nearly two million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus. For more information, please visit our website,

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