Archive for September, 2010
98 years ago today, the first ‘Model T’ automobile left the Ford factory in Detroit. The Model T, or the ‘Tin Lizzie’ as it was known, was to give millions of Americans their first taste of motoring. It was also one of the driving forces behind the boom. I’ve written this new ‘Prezi’ presentation to outline some of the key developments.
You can get a clearer idea of the Ford assembly line in action with this footage from British Pathe. It runs a short advert before playing but teachers and students on school networks should be able to download a high quality version from the British Pathe website. More information about the USA in the 1920s including revision notes and links to podcasts can be found on the GCSE revision page.
Over the next couple of weeks I am adding to and improving the Elizabethan History section of the website. Content already uploaded includes a range of revision notes, games and videos. The aim is to cover a broad range of issues associated with Elizabethan government and politics including relations with parliament, the issue of succession and the importance of the court and ministers. Moreover, the content covers the whole of the reign from the problems facing Elizabeth in 1588 to the challenges to her popularity and effectiveness by 1603.