Child Labor
Activity 3, Strategy 3 Check for Understanding Scoring Guide
  1. The work is too hard and demanding for small children; parents should not have to send their children out to work to help support the family; employers and parents view children differently; capitalists are interested in cheap labor wherever they can find it.
  2. Responses may include: government policy affects child labor; even the youngest children had to work; parents tried to protect their children but the pressures to have them earn money were very great; children were considered to be expendable, etc.
  3. A picture captures a moment as it is; a cartoon carries a specific message.
  4. Responses will vary, but supported reasoning is essential. The student must use evidence from the cartoon to support his/her choice.