Child labour occurs when children get paid to do work. Although they have always had to work in some way, child labour started to become a major problem when children started to work in factories and mines in England during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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This is a series of lesson activities on Children during the Industrial Revolution.
This zip folder includes:
- An online article worksheet on Britain's child labour during the Industrial Revolution by Annabel Venning, including review questions
- Children during the Industrial Revolution Images wo
This package will lead your students through the inquiry process with a specific focus on Child Labor.
PLEASE NOTE: I am aware that the QR codes on page six are no longer working (sad, because the site was an amazing resource). I do have a few videos that can be used but am working on finding the
This kit includes everything you need not only to prepare students for DRA and reading testing but to also make use of comprehension, summary, inference and writing strategies. Students will make use of the included non-fiction text complete with text features to help them answer the attached quest
This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text explores the deep routed problem of modern child labour.
After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including
A unit of work which combines the experiences of a child mill worker in the 1840s with census research to develop historical enquiry skills using written sources of evidence.The unit includes:PowerPoint presentationResource sheetJigsaw template cardsTeacher notesThe unit suggests extracting and reco
A power point presentation with two different worksheets about the rules of the first appeared Factory system during the Industrial Revolution and about the working conditions of the children working in the factories. Lesson plan and sources are included.Useful pieces of Information can also be acqu
First students explore the meaning and examples of child exploitation. Then it’s time to take action and make a difference in your their own way. Some things you could do are:- Make a role play, present it to the year level- Make a poster for the classroom and other selected locations at school.- M
Children can use this template to compare and contrast working conditions in their country (answer sheet based on UK 2019) to the working conditions for children in Victorian Times. Also included are job description templates for Victorian Children working: - as chimney sweeps - in coal mines - in f
This is a reading passage with many text features that will help students prepare for comprehension and reading tests. Students can become engaged in the story of the newsies and how they were able to form a labour union.
Students are issued with a News Article that discuss how young poor children are forced to work in appalling, dangerous and illegal conditions to make footballs for the Australian market.
Students read through the article and complete a series of activities in groups, discussion of a given scenario'
This is a PowerPoint introducing child labour for an Industrial Revolution Unit. It can also be used in conjunction with a novel study on 'In the Sea There Are Crocodiles'. It is designed to increase student's knowledge and encourage critical and ethical thinking.
This is a photo essay assignment for middle scholars about child labour (or labor in the U.S.). My grade 6 Core English class really enjoyed this assignment. I assigned this project while we were reading the novel Iqbal by Francesco D'Adamo, which deals with child labour issues. This file include
There are children across the world who want to go to school, but circumstances mean that they don’t. The free download uses two poems and photographs to introduce the topic of modern day child labour, provoke discussion and instigate research. They can be used an introduction to the questions rega
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September Labour Day Lesson is a great way to teach the holiday to your students. This package includes answer key, multiple approaches to complete the lesson depending on the age of your students.
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Students can identify forced, child and slave labour, human trafficking, and fair trade, and how to spot someone in slavery. Includes illustrated crossword puzzle, answer sheet, signs of slavery display and lesson plan. Text and image copyright Lily Bass.