Child Labor Lesson Plan

Child Labor Lesson Plan

Child Labor Lesson Plan


  • 120 minutes


  • Why does child labor exist?
  • How can I make a difference in ending child labor?
  • What examples of child labor can I find closest to my community?


After this lesson, students will be able to

  • Understand the causes and conditions of child labor in South Asia (rug-making industry), Ecuador (banana industry) and the United States (migrant farm workers).
  • Explain how Kailash Satyarthi fights against child labor in South Asia.
  • Understand how RugMark and Fair Trade advocate for fair labor practices.
  • Determine the causes of child labor and what can be done to prevent it.
  • Research one area or industry where child labor is prevalent and prepare and action to address it.
  • Create an action plan to fight child labor.