GC2 1. Lesson 1

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Goals of this lesson
At the end of this lesson you..
- can form an opinion about children who work and you know why children work. 
- have thought about child labour and what it means
- can discuss your opinion in groups

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Let's think about children and work

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What sort of work have you done?

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Discuss in groups
1. What was the main reason why you did this work?
2. Did you enjoy the work? 
3.Did you feel good about it?
 4. Were you sometimes forced to work or did you work voluntarily? 
5.Is it common for other  people of your age elsewhere in the world to do regular work? Why is  that? 

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What do you know about child labour?

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Give your own definition of child labour.

Slide 7 - Open vraag

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To which SDG would you link Child Labour?

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Ask the students to think about the bigger picture of these children, where are they from, what sort of lives might they lead, what do their futures hold for them? 
Individual assignment
Imagine that you live in a country in which you have to work as a child. What would your life be like in comparison to now? Try to answer the next questions about your situation: 
1. What kind of house do you live in?
2. What is your family like?
3. What kind of job do your parents have? 
4. How much money do you earn? Do you get pocket money?
5. What do you do in your free time? Do you have any free time? 
6. What do you do during holidays? 
7. What are you interested in? 
8. What are you afraid of?
9. What makes you happy?

background Information
Read the following text. 

          Child Labor

• Child labour includes “all forms of work performed by children under 14 years of age, and all forms of work performed by children under 18 which is harmful to their physical or mental health and  development, and which prevents them from attending school,  irrespective of whether they receive a salary or not” (according to ILo 12, 2006).
Not all work done by children is harmful and blameworthy. Through work,  children learn essential social and other skills in a natural way. So it depends on the conditions, as well as on the type and amount of work, while another determining  factor is  preserving enough time for education and play.
• In 2004, there were roughly 306 million working children between 5 and 17  years of age. This means that at that time, every seventh child in  this age range on the planet was working.  Despite the overall decrease in the number of working  children that was registered recently, more than 126 million children were performing dangerous work in 2004, threatening their health  and safety. 
•  The majority of these children work in agriculture (70 %), followed  by the food processing industry, then commerce, transport, hotels  and restaurants. Other children work in the streets or they are even  involved in illicit activities.  The problem of child labour most affects Asia, where 61 % of  children have to work, then Africa and Latin America, while the least affected continent is Europe.
• Poverty tends to be viewed as one of the most significant causes of child  labour.  However, to blame poverty for child  labour (sometime even  considering  it the only cause)  would be a gross generalization. Poverty and child labour  together form a vicious circle, and one cannot be understood - let alone  solved -  without the other.  Child labour is actually not only a common consequence of poverty, but it simultaneously  compounds it – it is not the  solution it may appear to be at first sight.  The families of working children  often claim that their children must work, even if they do not like it,  because their income is the only way to sustain their sick parents  or younger siblings. Although it cannot be denied that in the short-term perspective the family receives some extra money,  child labour is among the causes of poverty in  the long  run. Child labour is cheaper, since children have less means to  defend  themselves against abusively low wages.  Objectively, they work less effectively, and so they are paid less, and moreover, they increase the competition for jobs, so child  labour  puts  downwards pressure on salaries in the  entire  labour market with consequences for the whole society.

GC2.1 lesson 2 - lessonup 
assignment 1: pair assignment
In pairs or groups of three you will get a card, read it and try to imagine in what circumstances the child lives. 

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- finish individual assignment questions using the background information. Upload to Simulise. 

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