• NAME____________________________________                                            PERIOD___________

     

    DUE DATE_______________________________        

     

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    CHILD LABOR INVESTIGATION

     

    Your job as a photojournalist for the New York Sun is to investigate child labor and let the people know what is going on.  Your mentor is Lewis Hine who has spent much of his life taking thousands of pictures to expose the horrors of child labor.  You have been inspired by his work and have convinced your boss to publish the pictures you have taken.  He will only allow you two pages in the paper so you must make some tough decisions on which 4 pictures you choose to include.  Your first page will have your headline, 2 pictures, and captions. Your second page will have 2 pictures & captions & a 5 – 10 sentence editorial describing the evils of child labor and a plea for people to join with you to help end child labor.

     

    Your two pages must include:

     

    A “catchy” headline in BIG BOLD print                                              10 points

     

    4 pictures showing 4 different jobs                                                        20 points

              Pictures must be clear and not distorted

             

    Captions for each picture                                                                         40 points

              Captions must include name of the child, age, job, place of work,

    hours, wages earned, year, dangers faced OR injury/illness.

                Captions must be typed. They do not need to be in complete sentences.

     

    For example: Little Janie Smith, age 10, works as a spinner in the

    Capozzi Mill, 1908.  Janie makes only 50 cents for a 14 hour day. 

    She has a chronic cough from all of the lint in the air.

     

    Editorial                                                                                                     25 points

    Your editorial must be 5-10 sentences.  You must use complete

    sentences and have NO spelling or grammar mistakes.  You must

    describe the negative aspects of child labor, including the impact it

    has on the children. You need to be very descriptive so the people

    reading the newspaper will want to help you end child labor.

     

    Organized and neat                                                                                   5 points                                                                                           

    TOTAL: 100 points

     

    TURN IN THIS RUBRIC WITH YOUR PROJECT AND GET YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE FOR 5 PTS EXTRA CREDIT_________________________________________________