Bibb Mill No 1 Child Labor Photograph Discussion

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There's no way a child can operate heavy machinery ... right? Pupils examine a photograph of a child operating a loom at mill to learn about child labor and its impacts. Prompts provoke thoughtful discussion or fuel a writing exercise.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the photo as a writing prompt
  • Create a discussion to introduce child labor or the Progressive Era
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members may need computer access to manipulate the photo as directed
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Photograph is evocative
  • Included questions help guide classroom conversation to make the lesson easier to implement
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