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- Why did many children work in factories and mines in the 1800s?
- Adults could not work as many hours as children
- The parents wanted to keep their children out of trouble
- Families needed the money that children could earn
- Children needed the money to help pay for school
- What was one problem that girls who worked in mills and boys who worked in mines both faced?
- They needed a lot of education to work in mills and mines
- They didn’t have as much time to do their homework
- Their families didn’t want them to work
- Their jobs in mills and mines were both dangerous
- Compare and contrast the work in the factories with the work in the coal mines? In what ways were they alike and in what ways were they different?
- Pretend that you are the parents of a girl working in a textile mill. Why would you be concerned about allowing your daughter to work at the mill? Be sure to discuss:
- Working conditions were dangerous and unhealthy
- Wages much lower than adults
- Health concerns such as unhealthy air, dirty working conditions, bad lighting, and unsafe machinery
- Education: No option to go to school
December 31, 2019 10:32am