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How Do They Knit a Chain-Link Fence?

How Do They Knit a Chain-Link Fence?

| 3 min

This documentary short reveals what goes into making the fences many children see around their schoolyards every day. How Do They Knit a Chain-Link Fence? is part of a series of films that reveal the mysteries behind how everyday things are made.

  • director
    Don White
  • cinematographer
    Ken Kuramoto
  • editor
    George Johnson
  • sound recording
    Rick Bal
  • assistant camera
    James Tocher
  • lighting
    Andre Fernandes
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • re-recording engineer
    Michael Colomby
  • audio post-production
    Airwaves Sound Design
  • on-line services
    Rainmaker Digital Pictures
  • series conceived by
    Don White
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • producer
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen


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Ages 9 to 13

Study Guide - Guide 1

Social Studies - Social History
Technology Education - Society and Technology

Students watch film and, in groups, describe what they have seen. Grades 4-6 can divide process into steps to reach the final product and make a poster. Older students research the materials used and the impact of machines on labour. Homework: students look in the community for chain link fences and make note of functions served. The series includes other titles like, “How do they make potato chips?” “How do they make money?”

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