The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford

In this lesson, students will listen to the story of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, two American innovators who became lifelong friends. Students will learn about the products created by the two men, and how their consumers affected their production and price setting. Students also will learn how curiosity and determination led to innovation of ideas, goods and services that improve human quality of life. Students then will demonstrate innovation by helping solve a problem in their community. 
Grade levels: 3-5
Content keywords: producers, consumers, costs vs benefits, costs, invention, problem
Key Concepts: Entrepreneurship, Economics
Resource type: Lesson Plans
Time requirement: 30-60 minutes
The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford