Writing Assignment Description
As part of an expedition on Child Labor and Human Rights, eighth-grade students at the Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences each wrote character profiles on child laborers. They explored human rights, especially as they relate to children and teens. Although the stories are fictional, they are based on the research each student undertook.
How This Writing Can Be Useful
- Excellent example of a descriptive narrative text that flows with a clear beginning and end
- Historically accurate fictional narrative built from realistic character’s perspective
- Highlights a format that allows for a deeply personalized account of a child laborer
Common Core State Standards
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