Discussion Board- Child Labor

Discussion Board- Child Labor

Part 1

View the power point presentation, “Child Labor” and use those pictures to help you respond to this discussion. Read/listen to the lecture material and use that information (along with other sources you may access) to address the following questions:

Imagine you are a labor reformer in 1910 working to abolish child labor. The mother of one of these working children confronts you and angrily demands that you leave them alone. She explains that her husband was killed last year in an industrial accident, leaving her alone to support her three children, ages 2, 4, and 10. Although she works two jobs, she does not make enough to pay rent and buy food without the oldest child’s income. She insists that this child must work for the family to survive. What do you tell her? How do you suggest that she address her problem?

Answer preview:


word limit:336