Congress and Child Labor
Students analyze primary source images and posters to explore why Congress decided long ago that it was important to pass labor laws to protect children, then apply what they have learned by creating their own historical poster. After, students could investigate child labor today or another contemporary issue related to children and make connections by creating a poster to raise awareness of the issue.
Congress and Child Labor Teacher Guide
Grace Abbott & Child Labor
background information & primary sources
Primary Source Learning: Labor
Human Rights Watch: Child Labor
news, reports, videos
How coronavirus could wipe out two decades of progress in the war against child labor
Los Angeles Times news article
engage with history through primary sources
What are Primary Sources?
KidCitizen introductory interactive episode
Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies
child labor, congress, labor, legislation