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:

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.

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.

Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

DOK Levels II, III, IV

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