Regulating Child Labor Project: Middle School

How should children be protected from harsh labor practices?

In this project based learning lesson, students will conduct additional research on Newsela to propose a plan to resolve word-wide problems with child labor practices. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • English: Reading Informational Texts
  • Social Studies: Labor Rights, Civics, Government 

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning…how to seek a solution to child labor practices.
  • So I can…understand how and why child exploitation occurs.
  • I know I understand when…I formulate a particular solution to the problem.
  • Students will be able to…research and hypothesize solution(s) to the world-wide problem of child labor practices.

Learning Standard 

Common Core Standards

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.7
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.8
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.9
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

DOK Levels II, III, IV

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