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February 7, 2014

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“Lost Childhoods: A Look at the History of Child Labor in our World” Culminating Project

7th Grade Collaboration Project: The Industrial Revolution

ELA Mini-Research Task Focus:

“Lost Childhoods: A Look at the History of Child Labor in our World”

Culminating Project


DUE DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014


CLASS TIME ALLOTTED: Wednesday, FEBRUARY 5, 2014 - Tuesday, FEBRUARY 11, 2014


(Classes that waste time will loose allotted class time.)


Now that we have spent this week exploring child labor in our world then and now, it’s time to bring it all together. Create a scrapbook to showcase what you have learned.


Requirements:


  • Cover Page: must be colorful, include the title (“Lost Childhoods: A Look at the History of Child Labor in our World”), your name, and a picture that relates to the unit in some significant way (10 pts.)


  • Journals- total of 3- one as child laborer in Britain, one from America, and one modern-day laborer that we met this week (45 pts.)


  • Argument Essay- “Child Labor- Good or Bad?” (30 pts. see breakdown below)

*Essay Rubric

  • must begin with a strong introductory paragraph that begins in an interesting way and clearly states your claim (Child Labor is Good or Child Labor is Bad) (5 pts.)

  • body includes ample evidence from the sources to support your claim and provides explanations as to how the evidence proves your point (15 pts.)

  • ends with an effective conclusion which wraps up your essay, restates the claim, and leaves the reader with food for thought (5 pts.)

  • must be proofread to catch and correct careless grammar/spelling errors (5 pts.)


  • Reflection Page- share what you have learned during this collaboration unit or just by studying more details about child labor in ELA, clarify an activity from any one of the core classes that you enjoyed or got the most out of during this collaborative effort, and tell why (10 pts.)


  • Be neatly bound and demonstrate true effort (5 pts.)


Scrapbook Total= 100 pts.


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