FC: John Deere Plow
1: The John Deere Plow was invented in 1837 by John Deere, a blacksmith. It was made out of steel instead of the previous plows' cast-iron and wood.
2: Through Their Eyes
3: Q: How did the people in the 1800's view their world? A: Farming was important, when the plow was invented it made farming easier and more efficient. Q: How did their world view affect their choices and actions? A: They were excited that there was an invention that made farming easier and faster.
4: Q: What values,skills, and forms of knowledge did people need to succeed in the 1800's? A: The people in the 1800s needed the knowledge and the skills to manufacture the gods that they could no longer import from other countries Q: How did all groups of people in the U.S. view the invention of the John Deere Plow? A: Farmers and blacksmith's and steel manufactures greatly appreciated the invention of the plow. It was easier to farm and it caused a rise in business for the manufactures. People that didn't farm liked the invention also because they got the goods they needed faster and easier.
5: Cause and Effect
6: Q: What caused the plow to be invented? A: Before the John Deere Plow, the plows were made of cast-iron and the would get caught in the plow. The farmers would have to stop every 10-15 feet to clean the plow. Q: Who invented the plow? Why? A: John Deere invented the John Deere Plow, because he learned that farmers everywhere were experiencing problems with their plows and the soil.
7: Q: Who did not support the plow to be invented? A: The Native America's did not support this because they thought the plow was destroying their land. Q: What were the effects of the plow? A: It made it easier for the farmers to grow food and plow their fields, and with a bigger field they could grow more food. The plow also ruined the land, it took many home for the wildlife because they had to tear down the forests.
8: Turning Point
9: Q: How did the use of the plow significantly transform people's lives, communities, and the world? A: It made the farmers lives easier because they didn't have to stop every 10- 15 feet to clean the plow, the communities could grow more food, and the world could grow more food to trade with other countries. Q: How did the use of the plow affect future choices of the U.S.? A: It allowed farmers to farm in the prairies, and it gave people the ideas for bigger and better farming equipment and machinery, that made farming more efficient.
10: Change and Continuity
11: Q: What has changed with the plow since it was invented? A: In 1857 there was only nine different models on the market, but John Deere kept inventing more, and now their are many different models. Now we have a lot more technology, that make the plows and that make the plow work. Q: What has remained the same with the plow since it was invented? A: The company still makes farming and agriculture machinery, and the basic idea of the plow has still remained the same.
12: Q: Who has benefited from the plow since it was invented? Why? A: The farmers have benefited from the plow, because it is easier for them to plow more land for more crops, and now they don't have to stop every 10-15 feet to clean the plow. Q: Who has not benefited from the plow since it was invented? Why? A: The Native American's did not benefit from the plow, because they thought that it was destroying their land and the American's took their land.
13: Using the Past
14: Q: How is the plow similar to something today? A: It is similar to the tractor because they both make farming more efficient. Q: How is the plow different than something today? A: It is different from today's common plow because the plow's today are bigger, have more technology, and they run on gas, not by horses or steam.
15: Q: How does the invention of the plow tell us about the history of the 1800's? A: Farming was very important in the 1800's, it showed how they were advancing in technology, and the many ways they used steel.