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THF Farm Visit: See the Past; Learn about the Present

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Visit The Henry Ford and learn about farming in the past and in the present. This PD workshop for elementary through high school teachers will give you a historical perspective AND hands-on activities for your classroom. Hear about farming through American history, tour an 1885 farm and a soybean products lab. Learn how to access The Henry Ford’s vast digital archives for classroom use. Participate in STEM and GMO activities and create bio based products. You’ll get a pass to tour the Village grounds after the workshop is over.

Topics include:

  • Innovative thinking
  • Historical farming (w/connections to social studies standards)
  • Genetics
  • Technological improvements in ag
  • Uses of soybeans

Lunch and one night’s shared hotel room provided. Each participant will receive supplies and lesson plans for classroom use.

MI Social Studies standards addressed:

High School U.S. History:

Describe the major trends and transformations in American life prior to 1877

Grades K-2

D2.His.2.K-2. Compare life in the past to life today.

Grades 3-5

D2.His.2.3-5. Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.

Grades 6-8

D2.His.2.6-8. Classify series of historical events and developments as examples of change and/or continuity.

Science NGSS

MS-LS 4-5 Unity and Diversity Gather and synthesize information about technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.

Questions? Contact Jane Hunt, jane@educationprojects.org

Venue

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, OH 48124 United States + Google Map
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