Welcome! You've chosen to explore the lives of children who worked in canneries in America in the late 1800's and early 1900's. You will complete tasks related to the images and websites linked on this page. Bring your white Social Studies/Technology binder to the computer labs and our classroom. Take notes in the new "Child Labor" section in your binder. Read, watch the videos, take notes, think about what you've read and seen, reflect on how this information makes you feel and keep your notes together. You will create a final product that reflects what you've learned.

Task #1: Graphic Organizer
Look closely at the image below. Notice that there are four key topics you will explore. They are (1) Economics, (2) Geography, (3) Social Forces, (4) Reform. Read the questions in each topic. Answer these questions. Write an essay about each topic. Tech Tip: Remember to pinch and stretch on your iPad to expand the image.


Task #2 - Gathering Evidence from Visual Images & Written Eyewitness Accounts
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Freddie Kafer, age 6, Newsie, May 1915. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. Click on the image to access the Library of Congress page.

Source: Digital ID: (color digital file from b&w original print) nclc 03963 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/nclc.03963
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-nclc-03963 (color digital file from b&w original print) LC-DIG-nclc-05577 (b&w digital file from original glass negative)
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Read these comments written by Lewis Hine when he took this photograph of Freddie Kafer.
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Complete the following chart, based on the information above. Be sure to cite your source.
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Task #3 - Word Work - Jobs and Descriptions (All Industries)
Directions: Read, listen and copy the following words into your white binder. Pay close attention to the places where these children worked.

Task #4 - Gathering Evidence from Written Text - The Economics of Newsies
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Task #5- Write a Poem through the Eyes of a Child in this Image
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Papers Just Out

Task #6- Summarizing Your Data
Now that you've gathered information, go back to the graphic organizer and answer all the questions. Have you missed any? Be sure to check the section on "Reform". Check other sources for missing data. Begin to draft your essay.