DEARBORN – The Henry Ford with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities will host David Brown, Advanced Technology Academy history teacher and 39 other teachers this week at the Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop.
Workshop participants will have a behind-the-scene look at American history from the American Revolution to the present day. Guest scholars, curators, historians and museum educators will facilitate discussions using the historical collection of artifacts, sites and stories at The Henry Ford allowing participants to develop inquiry-based learning projects and lesson plans.
The Landmarks of American History and Culture — America’s Industrial Revolution workshop is what Paula Gangopadhyay, director of education at the Henry Ford and project director of the workshop, describes as “a back stage pass for teachers to learn about the complex topic of America’s Industrial Revolution. The Henry Ford provides participants with a multi-layered perspective of our country’s transition from the agrarian economy to the modern day industrial and technology-based economy.”
Brown, U.S. History teacher at ATA, was selected from a pool of more than 175 applicants to participate in the Industrial Revolution workshop.
“The workshop will allow me to use artifacts and stories from the Henry Ford that will enrich my U.S. History class,” Brown said. “I will develop several inquiry based learning modules that will be incorporated into my class next school year.
“The American Revolution workshop will allow me to apply knowledge to relevant content in a hands-on learning environment that develops my students ability to think critically and problem solve.”