Assignment covering child labor during the Industrial Revolution.
What did you find most depressing about this article?
What did you find most surprising about this article?
How many pairs of clothing does the family have?
Only using the picture for the number of people in the family that contributed money, how much did the family bring in a week?
If you were in this situation, which problem/issue would have been the most difficult for you?
How old was Furman when he started working
On average spinners would work up to 12 hours a day. If the girl spinner worked 12 hours a day for the pay mentioned, how much did she make an hour?
What were two dangers facing the boys who worked in the mines?
Besides being to young by today's standards, what else did the boys did at work that is seen as dangerous/unhealthy in today's world?
What could the company have done to prevent this tragedy?
What post-accident action shows that the company probably does not care about the well-being of its employees?
Of the six different stories, which one did you find the most depressing and why?
Search the Internet for stories about child labor issues during the Industrial Revolution. In your answer below copy the web address/URL of the story and create two short answer questions about the article. You may not use one of the stories from this assignment.
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