Lesson details

Grade
5
Subject

Social Studies

Topic

Domestic and Foreign Developments

Subtopic

Immigration

Rise of Big Business

Recommended Technology: 

Access to technology may enhance the lesson, but is not necessary for the lesson to be completed.

Child Labor in the Carolinas

Duration: 
2-3 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Employers need employees or workers.  During the Second Industrial Revolution in the United States, many new jobs were created.  Many of the workers who filled these new jobs were children.  The problem of child labor was not that children were working, the problem was that children were being exploited or taken advantage of in the work place. Students will use primary sources to learn about child labor in the Carolinas.

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