Snap a Photo: Agent of Change
Students consider point of view and purpose while they engage in careful observation of Lewis Hine’s photographs that exposed child working conditions, generate and test hypotheses based on evidence, and reflect on their learning by applying it to related questions about a photographer’s point of view or purpose. Teachers may choose to have students extend their inquiry by pairing pictures and poems to tell stories (step 8), then investigate child labor today or another contemporary issue related to children and make connections by writing a poem about a related illustrative image they find (steps 9-10).
Learning from the Source: Pairing Pictures & Poems to Tell Stories
elementary lesson plan
Snap a Photo: Agent of Change Teacher Guide
Today in History: Reformer Grace Abbott & Child Labor
background information & primary sources
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, labor, legislation, Lewis Hine, photography, poetry, point of view, purpose