Interior view of two workers on the assembly line at the General Motors plant in Van Nuys, circa 1960. The General Motors assembly plant opened in 1947 and was one of the San Fernando Valley's first attempts to progress from agriculture into large industry. When in full production, the plant employed 3,500 workers and helped to expand industrial, commercial, and residential development. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital library.
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Assembly Line Work & Ford Motor Co.: A Common Core & Research Based Lesson
Would you have joined the new assembly line at Ford Motor Co.? Your students will research a wide variety of sources including interviews from early Ford employees, an article written by Henry Ford about working on the assembly line, and historians commenting on the Antisemitism and treatment of immigrant workers by administrators at Ford Motor Co.