Child Labor During The Industrial Revolution



Life was difficult for people working in factories during the Industrial Revolution. Long days and demanding physical labor often lasted from before sunrise, until well after sunset.  To make matters worse, many of the workers were Child Laborers. They often worked sixteen hours a day or more, just to earn enough money to keep their families from starving. In this WebQuest, you will take on the role of a child laborer to discover the answer to the following questions: 
  • What was daily life like for Child Laborers living during the Industrial Revolution?  
  • What reforms needed to be made in order to change the situation?

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