Presentation on theme: "Ford Model-T & The Cycle of Prosperity"— Presentation transcript:
1 Ford Model-T & The Cycle of Prosperity Henry FordFord Model-T&The Cycle of ProsperityThis presentation has been designed for the GCSE course on the American Boom.Opportunities exist for revision, literacy and modelling. Impress the pants of an Ofsted inspector (someone who can’t teach) if you got the students to grade their own work using the mark scheme, Remember press ‘P’ if you wish to return or undo the last action.
2 Ford Model-TIn 1908, Henry Ford built a car which everyone could afford to buy.It was slow, ugly and difficult to drive, and was nicknamed “Tin Lizzie” by the American people.
3 The Ford Model-TThe attraction of the Ford Model-T was that its price never increased.Costing $1200 in 1909, the price in 1928 was only $295.By 1929 Ford was producing more than one car per minute.
4 Mass ProductionFord was able to sell cars at a low cost because they were mass-produced and every part was Standardized (only one colour and one engine size were available).By producing a large number of cars on an Assembly Line Ford needed fewer skilled workers, and that cut the cost of salary.
5 In 1913, Ford invented the Assembly Line to speed up production. Mass ProductionIn 1913, Ford invented the Assembly Line to speed up production.
6 How would this have helped to cut production costs? Key Quote – Henry Ford«A customer can have any colour he likes for his car as long as it's black.»How would this have helped to cut production costs?
7 Assembly Lines Henry Ford 1925 ‘… each man and each machine do only one thing ... the thing is to keep everything in motion and take the work to the man, not the man to the work’The way an assembly line works is:a car frame is put on a conveyer beltand each person puts one pieceon every car that comes down the line.Henry Ford 1925
8 The Cycle of Prosperity! Car IndustryMass productions & Standardization lead to increased car sales.More jobs are created in other industries.More Standardized parts are neededThe Cycle of Prosperity!More people with jobs means that they can afford to buy a car!Jobs in Diners, Motels & Gas Stations.SteelGlassMore oil is usedRubberMore roads are builtLeather
9 Aerial view of the Rouge Plant in 1930 In 1929, there were men working in this factory.
10 Henry Ford July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947Henry Ford was definitely a great inventor and made a huge effect on our world. Just imagine what our world would be like without cars!Henry Ford also made an effect on our lives by creating the assembly line. His assembly line helped bring down prices which helped people because cars were cheaper.His idea was used in other factories and also helped the prices of other items go down." "Another great thing he did for society was to create jobs for people. It took lots of people to build a car and they were well paid, which helped their families live better lives."
11 Let’s Roll Away! Instructions Answer the questions on page 3 of your Student BookletPair up to discuss and to compare your answers. You will be evaluated for Competency 1 here so let’s speak English Teacher: press PAUSE!!
12 ROLL AWAY ! In 1908 1 200 $ Question 1 : When did Henry Ford make his first Model-T?Question 2:What was its selling price?(before the assembly line)In 19081 200 $
13 ROLL AWAY ! One per minute In 1913 Question 3 : How many Model-T cars were built?One per minuteQuestion 4 :When did Henry Ford start the assembly line?In 1913Ford invented the idea of using an Assembly Line tospeed up production.Question 5 :Why did Henry Ford start the assembly line?
14 ALMOST THERE ! Question 6 : How does an assembly line work? A car frame is put ona conveyer belt andas the car moves,each person adds apart.Question 6 :How does an assembly line work?Question 7 :What are some things Henry Ford did that helped society?He invented the assemblyline which helped lower theprices, he created jobs, hemade cars more accessible.
15 HERE, WE ARE ! If we work together, we can get Question 8 :How can we use Henry Ford's idea in our lives?If we work together, we can getthe job done more quickly.