Put Primary Sources to Work
Innovate Curriculum leverages primary sources of The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation, an unparalleled collection of 26 million artifacts that sheds light on the way people have innovated across 300 years of history.
Students develop a range of important skills through the Innovate Curriculum. They collaborate with others to identify and critically think through real-world problems. They design creative solutions and prototypes to address those problems. And they effectively communicate and pitch entrepreneurial solutions.
Accelerate Core Discipline Performance
Innovate helps middle school students connect their subject matter to real-world applications through understanding innovation and developing skills. Use Innovate to unleash every student’s potential to develop groundbreaking ideas. The interdisciplinary curriculum includes four interactive courses featuring:
from The Henry Ford’s Archive of American Innovation
with real-life stories
and interactive content that prepares students to participate in competitions.
with real visionaries
of exciting startups
that aligns each course to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards
Curriculum for Your Classroom
Ready-to-use lesson plans and activities to foster innovative thinking skills.
Innovate 101: Lesson 1
What is innovation?: How does it differ from invention?
Innovate 102: Lesson 1
Uncovering a Need: How do innovators solve important problems?
Innovate 103: Lesson 1
From Innovator to Entrepreneur: What do entrepreneurs do differently than innovators?
Innovate 103: Lesson 3
Protecting your Ideas: Why do entrepreneurs need to protect their ideas?
Innovate 104: Lesson 1
Uncover: How do I connect with my users to identify needs, develop insights, and gain perspective?
Innovate 104: Lesson 5
Implement: How do I take my prototype to market, seek new insights, and continue to innovate?
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