Child Labor in America
Students examine harsh conditions and expectations of the child laborers of the late 1800s and early 1900s in the coal mines of Pennsylvania, and write a one week journal as a child coal worker.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 23 Downloads
A Lifetime of Responsibilities: Child Labor in Alabama
Imagine children working long hours in factories, coal mines, and in the fields. Class members examine a series of pictures and read about early attempts to regulate child labor and current child labor laws.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Child Labor in Maryland: An Historical Investigation
Tenth graders, after reading two excerpts about contemporary child labor situations, discuss two broad questions in detail along with the industrial boom following the Civil War conditions in the United States. They investigate how the...
10th Social Studies & History
Childhood Lost: Child Labor in the United States, 1830-1930
Working in groups, middle and high schoolers describe and discuss photographs depicting working conditions experienced by child laborers in the 19th century. They then write a persuasive paragraph supporting an amendment to regulate the...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Coal, Steam, and the Industrial Revolution
Your young historians will learn about the truly revolutionary processes and developments of the Industrial Revolution in this presentation. The narrator begins by discussing specific advancements of the British textile industry, and...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Child Labor in America
Students investigate child labor during the Great Depression. For this US policy lesson, students evaluate multiple layers of the social, economic, and political affects of policy during the Great Depression. Students will engage in 5...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Energy Generating a Culture: Early American Coal Miners and Coal Mining Culture
Students calculate how much coal they use based on their electric power usage. In this environmental science lesson, students trace the history of coal mining in US. They write a letter to USPS to encourage them to create coal mining...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Working for a Living: Child Labor Laws
Students research the working conditions in the late 1800's and the evolution of child labor laws. They discuss how the laws affect them today and if they are fair. They write a paper summarizing the laws and the view of the laws.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History