Child Labor

This collection of teacher resources addresses child labor. The units highlight the story of a teenager named Ali who shares his experience working in a restaurant in Jordan. The lesson plans, videos, multimedia and stories in this collection illustrate the issues and challenges of child labor, as well as how children and communities are being supported

Topic Materials

Units & Lesson Plans

unit-lesson-plans

6-8
Child Labor: Full Unit - Grade 6-8
The lesson plans in this unit highlight child labor, and the story of a teenager named Ali who shares his experience working in a restaurant in Jordan.
9-12
Child Labor: Full Unit - Grade 9-12
The lesson plans in this unit highlight child labor, and the story of a teenager named Ali who shares his experience working in a restaurant in Jordan.
Activities

activities

6-8, 9-12
Activity Sheet (Español): Trabajando Para Erradicar la Explotación Infantil
This activity sheet, written in Spanish, provides an overview of the issue of child labor, and addresses such topics as child trafficking and child protection.
6-8, 9-12
Activity Sheet: Child Labor
This activity sheet provides an overview of the issue of child labor, and addresses such topics as child trafficking and child protection. Comprehension questions are provided.
6-8
Activity Sheet (Français): Mettre un Terme au Travail des Enfants
This activity sheet, written in French, provides an overview of the issue of child labor, and addresses such topics as child trafficking and child protection.
Articles

articles

9-12
Case Study: Ali's Story (Grades 9-12)
Read about the story of Ali, and how he is confronted by the issue of child labor. Case study includes accompanying reading comprehension questions.
6-8
Case Study: Ali's Story (Grades 6-8)
Read about the story of Ali, and how he is confronted by the issue of child labor. Case study includes accompanying reading comprehension questions.
6-8, 9-12
Girl Power on the Tea Plantations of India
A UNICEF partnership with the Assam Branch Indian Tea Association is working to create economic opportunity for girls.
6-8, 9-12
Case Study (Français): L'histoire d'Ali
Read about the story of Ali in French, and how he is confronted by the issue of child labor. Case study includes accompanying reading comprehension questions.
6-8, 9-12
Case Study (Español): La Historia de Ali
Read about the story of Ali in Spanish, and how he is confronted by the issue of child labor. Case study includes accompanying reading comprehension questions.
6-8, 9-12
Voices from Children: Child Labor and Child Trafficking
This slide includes excerpts, quotes and opinions of children from Pakistan and Nigeria who have been affected by the issues of child labor and child trafficking respectively.
Video

video

6-8, 9-12
Ali's Story: Child Labor
Learn about Ali, a young boy from Jordan who works to support his family.
6-8, 9-12
Child Labor in Bolivia
Watch a video about Augustin, a 13 year-old Bolivian who worked for two years in a mineral mine. He now has left the mines in hopes of a better life.
6-8, 9-12
Child Labor in Bolivia (Español)
Watch a video in Spanish about Augustin, a 13 year-old Bolivian who worked for two years in a mineral mine. He now has left the mines in hopes of a better life.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Kids you are helping by supporting UNICEF— Nirmala's Story
Around the world there are 150 million orphans. When you Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, you are helping bring the essentials of life to children who need them the most like 13-year-old Nirmala. Watch this video to learn Nirmala's story.
6-8, 9-12
L'histoire d' Ali: Les Enfants Ouvriers
In French, learn about Ali, a young boy from Jordan who works to support his family.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Nirmala: Child Head of Household in Nepal
It is UNICEF's goal to ensure orphaned children around the world receive the support they need to live a healthy life. In this video, see the story of Nirmala, a young orphaned girl left to care for two younger siblings.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
The One Minutes Jr: Child Labor
This youth generated video highlights the issue of child labor.
9-12
Vulnerable Children in Benin
UNICEF is combating trafficking and exploitation of children for economic gain. Girls are disproportionately affected by this practice in Benin.
6-8, 9-12
La Historia de Ali: Trabajo Infantil
In Spanish, learn about Ali, a young boy from Jordan who works to support his family.
Audio

audio

6-8, 9-12
Child Labor in the Philippines
Listen to the story of Arcy Niño Ortonio, a nineteen-year-old from the Philippines, who began to work at age 8 in order to support his family. He has now returned to school and is attending college and studying marine technology.
6-8, 9-12
Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro, 19, speaks about the issue of child labor in Botswana.
Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro, 19, speaks about the issue of child labor in Botswana.
6-8, 9-12
Giving Girls a Chance - Educating to End Child Labor
Learn about how UNICEF is offering education as an alternative to child labor practices.

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