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Resources That Activate an Innovative Mindset

Explore lesson plans, resource guides and digital media that elevates The Henry Ford's collections, stories, and expertise.

A universal learning framework

Model i

Model i is an inclusive language of innovation found at the center of our curricula. It draws on authentic primary source artifacts, real-world stories and rich digital content from The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation®.

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Curriculum for Your Classroom

Ready-to-use lesson plans and activities to foster innovative thinking skills. 


Innovate for Tots

These lessons for the youngest learners explore STEAM concepts through natural materials and stories.

Innovate for Tots

18 lesson plans included


language-arts, social-studies, stem


Invention Convention

Teach your students valuable invention skills with the flexible, project-based Invention Convention Curriculum.

Invention Convention

68 lesson plans included


language-arts, stem



Innovate is a series of four online courses that help middle school students understand and practice what it means to be an innovator.


20 lesson plans included


language-arts, social-studies, stem

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Resources that Activate an Innovative Mindset

Connect core disciplinary understanding to the real-world.

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Introduce them to iconic inventions, inspiring individuals, and unique settings that have changed the world.

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