On April 12th, eight club members visited Glenelg Country School in Howard County. The audience again this year was the entire 8th grade history class comprised of 64 students who are studying the U.S. Industrial Revolution and the Golden Age.
We showed the students a Power Point presentation containing two videos and some still photographs of the Ford assembly line. We mentioned the Ford business philosophy of manufacturing near the source of product supply used in manufacturing and assembling near the point of automobile sales. Prior to going outside, the students were assigned to small groups for viewing the Model A cars. We talked about the how the Model A was so much different than the cars they ride in today and mentioned the lack of modern conveniences when compared to the cars of today. The students were engaged in looking over the cars and asked several thoughtful questions as we showed them the controls.