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_________________________________________________