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

August 6, 2018 @ 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,


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