Analyzing a Child Labor Photograph

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Sometimes images tell shocking stories. Individuals examine a Lewis Hines picture of children packing beans and consider the impact working in a factory had on their young lives. A series of prompts emailed to the teacher helps them analyze the provocative image.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an introduction to the Progressive Era
  • Simulate a debate on labor laws using the image
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members need access to the image, either through a hard copy or computer 
  • Image is engaging and thought provoking
  • Thoughtful prompts build primary source skills
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