How can we better understand the lives of child migrant farmworkers and empathize with their experience?
Students begin by thinking about appropriate working conditions for youth. They will compare and contrast these working conditions to those of oppressed child laborers. They will participate in a guided visualization, as well as a kinesthetic activity, to gain awareness about the lives of child migrant farmworkers. Then, after reading a handout about different perspectives on ways to take action to help farmworkers, students will work in small groups and have a whole class discussion to consider these different potential solutions to the problem. Finally, using a graphic organizer to
gather their ideas, they will write a short narrative from the perspective of a child migrant farmworker to demonstrate their learning.
Students will be able to…
Define the term child migrant farmworker.
Describe the challenges experienced by child migrant farmworkers.
Compare and contrast different perspectives on how to resolve the
issue of oppressive child labor in the United States.
Write a narrative from a first person point of view with descriptive
details and clear event sequencing.
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This lesson is from our new 2017-18 comprehensive resource guide Justice for All: Educating Youth for Social Responsibility. Comprehensive humane education addresses human rights, animal protection, environmental ethics, and the ways in which these areas are interconnected. Imagine a world where children learn to peacefully co-exist with one another; a world where children learn to respect and honor the environment; a world where children learn to protect the myriad species with whom we share this planet. Humane education encourages students to think about their responsibility to the earth and all of its inhabitants, and provides youth with the tools to make more informed and compassionate choices. By allowing students to learn crucial information and develop solutions for many of the modern issues facing our world, humane education promises to usher in a global community that is prepared to make the planet a more peaceful and sustainable place.
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART) and the Peace Learning Center have partnered to create this resource guide to help educate youth for social responsibility. HEART’s mission is to foster compassion and respect toward all living beings and the environment. As a full service humane education provider in New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis and Portland Oregon, HEART conducts student programs (in-school, after-school and in summer camps), offers professional development workshops for teachers both nationally and internationally, develops educational resources, and advocates for humane education. The Peace Learning Center educates, inspires and empowers people to live peacefully. It has served more than 200,000 people since its inception in 1997. Growing worldwide, Peace Learning Center now has programs in eight USA cities and five countries.
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