Class set child Labor WebQuest



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Child Labor WebQuest

You will take on the role of a child laborer. What was life like for people your age and younger during the Industrial Revolution?  You will analyze a series of Web sites containing information on the various types of jobs children worked during this time. You must carefully research your role and write a response for the information you find.

You will research one of the following roles: Factory Worker, Miner, Seafood & Farm Hand, Newsboy 


  1. Miner

    You have been assigned the role of a Miner.  While researching this role, consider the following:  What was life like for child laborers in this profession during the Industrial Revolution?  How and where did they live?  What hardships did they face?  What are some of the experiences they had?  How did they dress, look, act, etc.? 

    Use these internet links to research your role: 



    1. Factory Worker

    You have been assigned the role of a Factory Worker. While researching this role, consider the following: What was life like for child laborers in this profession during the Industrial Revolution? How and where did they live? What hardships did they face? What are some of the experiences they had? How did they dress, look, act, etc.? 

    Use these internet links to research your role: 








  2. Seafood Worker/Farmhand

    You have been assigned the role of a Seafood Worker / Farmhand. While researching this role, consider the following: What was life like for child laborers in this profession during the Industrial Revolution? How and where did they live? What hardships did they face? What are some of the experiences they had? How did they dress, look, act, etc.?

     Use these internet links to research your role: 



    • The History Place 

    • Child Laborers 

    • Daily Life

    • Child Labor During the British Industrial Revolution 

    • Agricultural Changes

    • Additional Links

  3. Newsboy

You have been assigned the role of a Newsboy. While researching this role, consider the following: What was life like for child laborers in this profession during the Industrial Revolution? How and where did they live? What hardships did they face? What are some of the experiences they had? How did they dress, look, act, etc,? 

Use these internet links to research your role: 



  • The History Place

  • Child Laborers 

  • Daily Life 

  • Child Labor During the British Industrial Revolution

  • Newsboys on Strike (primary source)

  • Newsboys Strike

  • Additional Links





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