1. How did technology change the way Bob’s Candies manufactures his candy?
At first, making the candy and wrapping it by hand was labor-intensive and slow. Two machines invented by a family member mechanized the candy production. One machine twisted and cut the candy, and the other one bent it to make the candy canes.
2. Discuss other industries in Georgia and the U.S. that have been revolutionized by either mechanization or technology. How have they been transformed?
Students may already have learned about Henry Ford's idea of mass production which revolutionized the auto industry. If not, remind them of how this made automobiles more affordable to the masses. There were fewer models of Ford automobiles, and they came in one color: black. The Model T and the Model A were the ones that became popular and affordable to the average American. This was the beginning of the huge industry that still exists today. Most manufacturing depends on the mass production of products both to keep costs low/competitive and to keep adequate supplies on hand of popular items. Many products could be named.