History Final Exam

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This year we have studied Industrial Revolution and slavery and we talked a lot about kids that worked in those times.

Now, do you really believe that child labour does not exist anymore?

First, pay attention to this definition from Wikipedia:

Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful. This practice is considered exploitative by many international organisations. Legislations across the world prohibit child labour. These laws do not consider all work by children as child labour; exceptions include work by child artists, supervised training, certain categories of work such as those by Amish children, some forms of child work common among indigenous American children, and others.

Think, investigate and prepare a presentation: 

Task 1

  • What is the difference between slavery and child work? Read the following text to find the answer. (1 slide)


  • What are children´s rights? Make a list of 5,  the most important ones in your opinion. Say why you believe they are important. (1 slide)



Task 2

Read the following articles:



  • In 2 slides, make a summary and give your opinion. Add sources.

Read the following articles:



  • Express your opinion and support your answer with quotations. (1 slide)

Task 3

Argentina: http://www.argentinaindependent.com/currentaffairs/child-labour-argentina-saving-children-today-tomorrow/

If this link does not work, here you have a second option: http://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/zaras-using-slave-labor-in-argentina

  • Make a summary and write your opinion (2 slides)
  • Explain what the problem is and try to think of solutions taking into account the rights of the child. (2 slides)

Task 4

  • Make a final conclusion comparing what happens today to the industrial revolution period. Account for your ideas. Give reasons and evidence. (1 slide)

Task 5

  • Now I want to read your thoughts, ideas, opinions and impressions of the concept of child labour. Always give reasons/evidence for your ideas. Here are a few sentence starters that you may like to use to help you get started:

(Choose 5 starters and complete the phrases ) (3 or 4 slides)

  • I learned … • I was surprised … • I’m beginning to wonder … • I discovered … • I feel … • I think I will … • I now realize that … • I agree with … • I do not agree with … • I would like someday to … • I would like to find out more about … • I admire… • I am surprised at… • I predict…

Rubric for correction of this work

Correct use of Language and grammar                                      15 points

Organization and layout                                                               15 points

Accurate Information and clear explanations                          25 points

Sources of evidence correctly explained and commented     20 points

Opinion on the topic                                                                      25 points

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