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This project was developed as part of the Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant’s
Capital Region Collaboration for Technology Education.
This is an interactive project that provides students with information on Child Labor Past and Present and then asks them to react to that information.
This project is designed for use by Middle School Social Studies students.
Students will need a computer with internet access to follow the links included in the project. A printer is necessary for printing out answers to a worksheet. Pencil and paper is required for solving word problems.
Math, Science and Technology
Standard 1: Analysis, Inquiry, and Design Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
Standard 1: History of the United States and New York Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
Standard 2: World History Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives.
Standard 3: Geography Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the independent world in which we live-local, national, and global-including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the earth's surface.
Standard 4: Economics Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate scarce resources, how major decision-making units function in the United states and other national economies, and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and nonmarket mechanisms.
This project includes a variety of activities that students will take part in: Child Labor Quiz on the internet; Word problems that relate to Child Labor Wages
Students will be evaluated on the accuracy of their responses.
Credits and References
Freedman, Lewis. Kids At Work: Lewis Hine And The Crusade Against Child Labor,. Photographs by Lewis Hine. New York: Books Clarion. 1945
Parker, David L with Lee Engfer and Robert Conrow. Stolen Dreams. Minneapolis: Lerner Pub. Comp. 1998.
Gourley, Catherine. Good Girl Work. Brookfield, Conn.: Millbrook Press. 1999