Welcome: Child Labor and Sweat Shops around the World
Description: This WebQuest seeks to direct students into a discussion about the plight of children around the world who are forced to work in sweatshops. A sweatshop is a term for any working environment that is considered to be extremely difficult or dangerous. Sweatshop workers often work long hours for very little pay. Child labor laws may be violated and employees have to often suffer abuse from employers. Sweatshops often have hazardous materials and little to no consideration is given for the safety of workers.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: Business / Economics
Keywords: Sweatshops, child labor, globalization, manufacturing, unethical business practice, slavery,
Author(s): Karen Anderson