America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford is a recognized National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop that will draw together K-12 educators and administrators from around the country to dialogue with leading scholars and museum curators, and learn about the impact of industrialization in America. 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.
Workshop dates are July 14-18 and August 11-15, 2014.The deadline for applications is March 4, 2014. Prospective applicants should visit www.thehenryford.org/neh for application instructions and complete workshop details.
Please note that each workshop is limited to 40 participants only. Participants will be selected through a competitive process and will receive a stipend of $1,200. Stipends are intended to help cover living expenses, books and travel. Additionally, participants will have a chance to earn continuing education, undergraduate, and graduate credit.
Contact Paula Gangopadhyay at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct specific application-related inquiries to Christopher Hemler, Manager of Education and Learning Programs, via email at ChristopherH@TheHenryFord.org or by phone at 313.982.6036.