Hine, Lewis Wickes, photographer. Printed page of text: "Hymn for the Working Children" by Fanny J. Crosby. [?] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018675593/>.
Hine, Lewis Wickes, photographer. Cartoon. [?] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018673951/>.
You will be required to write a research assignment in the form of a critical essay. This assignment requires an integration of secondary sources to support your discussion on a particular topic. Sources must be cited and documented using MLA (9th ed.) format.
The Three (3) major stages of the project are:
In recent years, several U.S. sanitation companies were found guilty of violating US Child Labor laws due to the hiring of immigrant minors. However, as we learned in Divakaruni’s essay “Live Free and Starve,” child labor in overseas countries may be a financial necessity for the respective country and child alike. Develop an argument that responds to author and photographer Dr. David Parker’s question: “Under what circumstances and conditions should children work?”
The question assumes that child labor is a necessity in some countries. But in your essay, you can agree, disagree, or both. Consider responding to questions like what kind of paid work, for how many hours a week, is appropriate for, say, a ten-or-twelve-year-old child? What about children working in their family businesses? Where do you draw the line between occasional babysitting or lawn mowing and full-time factory work?
Research the the history of child labor in the United States, including the development of child labor laws. Research articles from the web and college databases about child labor to help support your answer.
This assignment is designed to help students respond critically to a controversial issue.
Students will be required to analyze secondary sources and synthesize that information into their own writing style. The assignment will allow students to enhance their ability to think critically and to clearly articulate and develop a solid thesis.
Types of source material: web, library print, library database, books, periodicals, scholarly journals, blogs, interviews, other audio/visual materials, government docs, etc. *Minimum number of sources: Five (5)
Students are required to use MLA (9th ed.) when citing secondary sources both in-text and end-of-text.