GC2.2 Lesson 2 - child labour/ cards

- You can reproduce stories of specific children based on a text and describe different forms of child labour.
- You can explain some of the reasons for child labour and explain its impact on children, their families and all of society.

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This lesson contains 16 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

time-iconLesson duration is: 45 min

Items in this lesson

- You can reproduce stories of specific children based on a text and describe different forms of child labour.
- You can explain some of the reasons for child labour and explain its impact on children, their families and all of society.

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Child labour, what is it again?

Slide 2 - Mind map

Form pairs 
Read the card you have been given together
Talk about the specific case within your pair. Together, imagine the circumstances in which the child lives. Take notes. Discuss:


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Remember last week?
Which person did you discuss with your partner?
Which person were you sitting next to last - which people had you already spoken to?

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One person per pair change groups. 
Exchange information about your person with another group. 
Use your own words!
 Talk about the points from the previous assignment.
Take notes while listening.

When your partner comes back, discuss what you have learned in short. Go over your notes.

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So what...?
Look at the notes you now have of the different people you talked about and received information about.
Decide for each person, what kind of impact child labour has on their lives.
Include their name, age and the effect child labour has on them, their families and society in that particular situation.

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From the following statements/questions, pick 3 and answer them in your pairs. What would you do? what could you do to help?

–– Your family has gotten into serious financial problems.
–– You live in a house together with your family. (aunts, grandparents.. )
–– You do not have your own room and share a bed with at least one sibling. 
–– You think all your rights are respected, which rights do you think are the most important to respect?
–– You are afraid of somebody robbing or hurting you in any way. What can you do?


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What have you learned today?

Slide 8 - Open question

You can discuss inequal opportunities in the world, regarding child labour.
You know where to find the final assignment for GC 2.2, and what to do for it.

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Slide 10 - Video

Why do children work?
Poverty, discrimination and marginalisation are the main drivers of child labour. Children in poor circumstances work because work is seen as the best use of their time in contributing to the needs of the family and preparing them for the life they are expected to lead.
Poverty leads millions of children into paying jobs or – especially for young girls – domestic work that may even be unpaid but removes the burden of feeding and housing the child.

In emergency situations - during or after conflicts or natural disasters - families who have had to flee from their homes often have to use their children to earn money just to pay for food.

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Child labour is not always illegal
In many countries children working under the age of 18 is illegal - but not in all. Families and employers often hide what they are doing because they worry they will be taken to court or sent to prison for having child labourers.

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What countries have child labourers?
Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have the highest number of child labourers. They have also been affected for many years by wars and conflicts and have the highest numbers of children not at school.

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Years of conflict in Syria has seen a dramatic increase in poverty among Syrian families and forced more children into the labour force, especially as refugees face restrictions to legal work from host country governments. 

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In pairs
Discuss the inequality of 
opportunities in the world.

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The final assignment for 2.2 - child labour

The final assignment is in Simulise - please read the assignment carefully.
Hand in the assignment (O/V) before Tuesday 20 October

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