Reflection on my Industrial Revolution Unit

The industrial revolution was a time when we were taking a big step into the world of machines. Mass production was possible with these machines and we were brought into a new light. But it was not just machines that did that. It was our outlook. Organisation and collaboration was needed so that we could band together to make decisions. Creativity was need to imagine our new society and to make the machines which made this world. It was truly an amazing moment in history.

 

It was not just I&S that we were looking at huge changes in society. In art we were looking at the renaissance were art was now looking at the real world. In english we were looking at persuasive writing to create our speeches and change peoples minds.

 

I think that many people would find the industrial revolution fascinating because without it, we would still be without energy. There would be no means of quick communication, no computers, no phones, no new big advancements in technology. There would be no cars, no trains. Not only would the new advancements be interesting looking awt how it got to it would be fascinating to see the difference in societies and how they saw things. Child labour for example, people in the industrial revolution thought it was fine to have kids working in a factory for 14 hours a day with bad meals and no sleep. They had terrible working and living conditions and 50% of them would die by the age of 12. Back then it was fine.

 

If I was in a different country I think that the Industrial Revolution would be seen very differently because in japan, we are looking at other countries history’s. If I was learning about it in america or britain I think that it would be very different and more biased because they would be embarrassed somewhat about their history. They might have watered down the conditions to make it seem not as bad. Or maybe not. Maybe what we are learning about for the industrial revolution is completely different from the truth. It would be very interesting to see what they teach in britain or america about the industrial revolution.

 

The things that I have learned through the industrial revolution has taught me to look at the whole picture. Making me look at other aspects of the topics that I am learning about in other subjects.such as english. In english we are learning about a book called house on mango street. Normally I would have just done the class work and not thought twice about it but now I am looking at it in much more detail.

 

Overall the Industrial Revolution was a great thing to learn about and I look forward to doing something like this again.

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