Monday May 29 – Making a difference in the world of child labour

  1. please give Mrs. Spencer your slavery number
  4. complete Questions on Fairphone by going to
  5. See Assignment below…

The world is committed to ending child labour by 2025

In 2015, UN member states adopted 17 Global Goals for sustainable development, including goal 8.7 to end all forms of forced labour, modern slavery and child labour by 2025. Eliminating child labour will help address poverty, strengthen economies and positively influence education, health and protection systems worldwide.


Find  5 different ways we can actually make a difference in the world child labour

  1. These need to be SPECIFIC things that a person here in Duncan can do
  2. Include about a 50 -60 word explanation IN YOUR OWN WORDS for EACH of the 5 ways (in total you will have 250-300 words)
    1. Make sure you consider  how you can make it EASY for them to make a difference!
  3. You might consider ideas that can also be used in our major project, so you kill two birds with one stone 😉

For example (and you can’t use mine 🙂 ):

You can purchase fair trade items.  Some places in Victoria that sell fair trade are Level Ground Trading Company , Ten Thousand Villages and Peace Freaks Ethical Clothing.  These stores sell coffee,  spices, tea, dried fruits, clothing made from bamboo / cotton/ hemp, decorative items, jewellery, dishes, and much more!


Support a child via a charity organization.  To know which charities are the “best” to support, go to  World Vision Canada and Plan Canada both score an “A-” and are considered two of the best.  Even better is Unicef Canada – Unicef is actually the world’s leading child-focused humanitarian organization, working in 192 different countries. 

Wed May 10 – Child Slavery

Things to note:

  • Monday May 15 – Chocolate presentation
  • Wednesday May 17 – Field trip to Victoria – SJ 12 permission slip to Victoria
  • Friday May 19 – Understanding the Village – all gr. 12s + BCFN + SJ

  • discussion in groups
  • watch “Not My Life” – child slavery
  • discussion
  • fill out Rights of the Child document



Lesson Monday May 11 – Child Soldiers

1) hand in assignment on Not My Life


3) case studies on Child Soldiers + questions

Case Study – Child Soldiers
What do you learn about child soldiers from what you read?
In your opinion, why do armed forces or groups want to use children in armed conflict?
Why would a young person join an armed force or group?
How are children used in armed conflict?

4) Videos:

5) Child Soldiers ppt

Lesson Wednesday May 6 – “Not My Life” continued…

1) Orphans and Widows assignment

2) timeline of upcoming due dates:

May 13 – Biopoem due

May 20 -Zine due

May 26 or 28 ….hopefully will be our field trip to Victoria to Level Ground Trading and The Mustard Seed

May 27 – Final oral report due on your SJ book

June 1 – Poster due

June 3 – Map quiz

June 10 or 12 – in-class final assignment

June 12 – Binder due

June 15 – Action Plan due – yes, I know school is done by this point 🙂

3) finish “Not My Life”

4) assignment from “Not My Life” – due Monday May 11