Lesson Plan

Iqbal Connections

Bringing the story of one child’s heroic effort to light
Jennifer V.
Classroom teacher
Lux Middle School
Lincoln, United States
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to...

  • compare their own working conditions to those working as child slaves
  • recognize their own privileges
  • identify parts of their life that they have taken for granted
  • make a connection with the book Iqbal

Teachers, please note:  There are a couple of mentions about brothels and childhood sexual exploitation.  PLEASE preview all activities and be certain that you are comfortable with the content.  Consider the age-appropriateness of such topics.

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 6 – 8
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2 Direct Instruction

  • Use the Goformative link to read and react to the slave labor going on in Africa

3 Guided Instruction

  • Watch video on child labor in India.
  • Students will create their own PSA billboard against child labor.

4 Wrap Up