Our 6th grade students are in the midst of an interdisciplinary unit on Child Labor. Using the novel, Iqbal by Francesco-D'Adamo as an anchor text, the goal of the unit is to expose the realities of international child labor and its impact on the quality of lives of young people world-wide.
Students on the 6 Gold team participated in an activity to help them understand the type of work and the amount of money earned by child laborers. Students were assigned families and "worked" for a portion of class. "Work" was inspected and students earned rupees to contribute to their family budget. As a culmination for the unit students will create public service announcements to demonstrate their knowledge of the content, use their persuasive writing skills, and practice public speaking.