Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Samuel Slater Video

Here's a video about Samuel Slater and the American Industrial Revolution that my daughter and I made.  She did a lot of the research and we co-wrote it together.  We shot most of the video during a recent trip to Rhode Island and we filled in the missing pieces from images found on the internet.

The goal was to share with her classmates a personal connection to some piece of American history.  My hometown of Woonsocket, Rhode Island is not too far away from Pawtucket where Slater built his first textile mill.  This allowed us to make this film and share it with her classmates who would probably never have the opportunity to visit this historical area.

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