War on Child Labor Today

Child Labor Must be Abolished

Question

How can we help people understand that child labor still exists and how can we help stop it? Through awareness.

Entry Event

You are a child during the late 1800s. You know that your family is barely surviving with the wages they are earning. What can you do to help? You will have to get a job!


You will enter this webquest to gain background knowledge into the problem of the era: Child Labor. As you research this topic, recognize that the experiences the children had are like nothing you will ever know. The physical and mental strain are unlike the life you now lead. Thank goodness that Child Labor laws were passed and child labor no longer exists. Or does it?


At the conclusion of class tomorrow, you will begin two parallel diaries or journals. The diaries must be historically accurate. One diary will be that of a shop owner or laborer. Detail what problems arise from being a child laborer.


The other journal will be that of a child who is put to work in a shop that still permits children to work there. Detail the problems that they are faced with and detail the hours and what the work entails.





http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/

http://www.american-historama.org/1866-1881-reconstruction-era/child-labor-america.htm

http://questgarden.com/31/04/7/060720073637/task.htm

http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Industrial_Revolution.html





Extension:

Does Child Labor still exist in the world today? In the United States? ttp://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-10-20/child-labor-is-still-prevalent-around-the-world-dot-heres-how-to-eliminate-it

http://www.ilo.org/ipec/Campaignandadvocacy/wdacl/2015/lang--en/index.htm

http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/child-labour/lang--en/index.htm

http://www.un.org/en/events/childlabourday/background.shtml

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/15/world/child-labor-index-2014/

Rubric




CATEGORY

4 -Exceeds Standards

3 - Meets Standards

2 - Approaching Standards

1 - Below Standards

Score



Support for Position on Overarch

Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.

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Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.

Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences).



Accuracy

All supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Almost all supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Most supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.

Most supportive facts and statistics were inaccurately reported.



Ideas

Ideas were expressed in a clear and organized fashion. It was easy to figure out what the letter was about.

Ideas were expressed in a pretty clear manner, but the organization could have been better.

Ideas were somewhat organized, but were not very clear. It took more than one reading to figure out what the letter was about.

Seemed to be a collection of unrelated sentences. It was very difficult to figure out what the letter was about.



MUGS (mechanics, usage, grammar & spelling)

Grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors do not detract from the reader's understanding, but still allow to be accurate of the character.

Grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors do not detract from the reader's understanding, but still allow to be accurate of the character.

Grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors do not detract from the reader's understanding, but still allow to be accurate of the character.

Grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors do not detract from the reader's understanding, but still allow to be accurate of the character.

Child Labor Today

Child Labor has had an impact on the world today. Child Labor is work that harms children and keeps them from going to school. Around the world and in the U.S, between rich and poor in recent decades, millions of young children have been forced out of school and into work. The International Labor Organization estimates that 215 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 currently work under conditions that are illegal, hazardous, or extremely exploitative.

Data in Different Countries

As you can see the U.S is not the only country still enforcing child labor.
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