Education: Document Showcase:

Industrialization & Child Labor in New York

Interdisciplinary Extension Activities

English Language Arts (ELA)
Have students locate a photograph of a child working in a factory or tenement from one of the following websites and write a poem about the child:
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/hine-photos/#documents
For a good prompt for the poem, see http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/lyddie/

Social Studies
Research instances of child labor existing in the world today.

Math/Science
Analyze graphs showing world labor statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (

http://bls.gov/oes/2009/may/chartbook.htm).