Activity 3, Strategy 2 Check for Understanding Scoring Guide
- They will never learn to play; they can only hear the clatter and
noise of the street; they will never see a rose-bush or a dewdrop in
the sun; they will never see a wild-rose thicket or hear the singing
of a cricket.
- They are saying we have eaten up the men and women and now we are
devouring the boys and girls: soon we will devour the stockholders and
no one will be left but the machines.
- The dreams of childhood can never be recaptured; childhood cannot
be wasted on providing the small pittance of an income to help support
the family; parents need to consider the needs of the children first
and consider the question of why they would want to steal the dreams
of childhood by putting the child to work.
- They were intended to generate empathy for the plight of the children
and to help generate support for passing laws to forbid child labor;
discussions and responses should conform to this notion.