Seabiscuit: The Model T
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This clip highlights the Ford Model T and explains how the invention of the assembly line has made it the first car affordable to the masses. It also illustrates how the assembly line improved manufacturing processes and led to job specialization within factories.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. What made the Model T popular?
  2. How did Ford's methods change industry beyond the automobile?
  3. What do you think is meant by,"It was the beginning and end of imagination all at the same time"?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the reasons for the increase in factories and urbanization
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the impact of transportation and communication systems on the growth, development, and urban...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify examples of how industrialization changed life in the United States.
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    understand the impact of technological and management innovations and their applications in the work...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the impact of significant individuals such as Clarence Darrow, William Jennings Bryan, Henry...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify important changes in human life caused by the Neolithic Revolution and the Industrial Revol...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the role of textile manufacturing and steam technology in initiating the Industrial Revoluti...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the role of textile manufacturing and steam technology in initiating the Industrial Revoluti...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the processes that have caused changes in settlement patterns, including urbanization, trans...

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