"Learning by Doing" Historical

"Learning by Doing" Historical (HM1TU0)

Location: Westland, MI 48185 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 21.062', W 83° 22.32'

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at Ford's Nankin Mill Schoolhouse

Henry Ford established this one-room schoolhouse
for children of workers at his nearby Nankin Mill village industry plant producing automotive parts. The rural school operated from 1937 to 1946 as part of Ford's Edison Institute School System, encouraging "learning by doing." Beyond the basics like reading, writing, and math, subjects included vocational skills, health classes and etiquette. Students maintained garden plots, and they enjoyed swimming and skating on the nearby Nankin millpond. In addition to building the school, Henry Ford paid teachers salaries, school taxes and student medical and dental expenses.

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During the 1930s, Ford operated 23 rural schools, some as far away as Massachusetts and Georgia.
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HM NumberHM1TU0
Series This marker is part of the series
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Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304634 N 4691477
Decimal Degrees42.35103333, -83.37200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.062', W 83° 22.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 3.72" N, 83° 22' 19.2" W
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Area Code(s)313, 734, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33344 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland MI 48185, US
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