Activity 3, Strategy 1 Check for Understanding Scoring Guide
- It reported the shocking figures that 18.2 % of the nation’s
children between the ages of 10 and 15 were working in mills, mines,
fields, factories, stores, and on the street; this was two million children.
- Children were being robbed of their lives by a lack of education,
The increased national wealth was going to the few, while many people
were drifting deeper into poverty; Increased leisure time and an education
for all was still an unfulfilled dream for most people Children were
injured and killed in industrial accidents
- The documented evidence forced people to come to grips with the reality
of child labor. The pictures were used in the lobbying efforts to bring
about effective legislation to eliminate child labor. It helped people
retain public images of the problem.
- There is still much work to be done in completely eliminating practices
related to child labor. There is especial concern for children in third
world countries who are making the products that were once made in Great
Britain and the United States.