We have finished our study of the novel Lyddie and the working conditions she encountered at a young age. Now, we are beginning our second case study where we will be studying child labor and working conditions in many different fields of work.
I thought I would share some pictures from our “Hosted Gallery Walk". During this experience students were able to become an “expert” about child labor and working conditions in specific areas such as; farming and food production, oyster shucking, coal mining, mill work, canneries, cotton picking, and newsies. Students were very surprised at the working conditions these young workers had to endure. After becoming “experts”, students then used their knowledge to teach others.