This activity includes four child labor pictures with 3 questions to get student thinking about child labor of the Gilded Age. Students are asked to reflect on the images they have seen. Then students look at two political cartoons and analyze the meaning of the two cartoons as they relate to child labor.
Potential extension activities would be to have students create their own political cartoon exposing the problems of child labor, have them write a letter as a child laborer, or read a letter written by some young workers at the Lowell Mills Factory.
You could also have students research child labor in the 21st century and have them compare it to that of the late 1800s.