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First Draft Worksheet Instructions : Copy and paste the following text into a document or create a document that contains the same information. Using your essay in response to the unit's writing prompt, complete the following steps to improve your essay. Introduction Insert your introductory paragraph. Include any revisions your instructor asked you to make. Throughout Orson Scott Card's novel "Ender's Game" the idea of child labor is prevalent. Child labor was extensively used from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to around the early 20th century. However, countries like Africa and India still have a large number of children working, especially in hazardous conditions. Historically, there are a lot of instances where child labor has had a detrimental impact on the children. "Ender's Game" illustrates the current and past problem of a massive child labor force, back in the early 20th century children in the U.S. who worked in mines acquired a multitude of illnesses from the conditions and kids in Africa to this date work in hazardous conditions. Idea Development Write the body and conclusion of your essay in the space below. Child labor has been prevalent throughout history, and they usually worked as services and apprentices. One of the more extreme examples of child labor is the Children's Crusade . According to Erin Blakemore " Stephen’s vision was grandiose: Along with his followers, he’d remove Muslims from Jerusalem and reclaim the Holy Land for Catholics. But there was something else striking about Stephen—he was just 12 years old". Stephen's "vision" motivated him to go to Pope Innocent III, he was ultimately denied of the Pope's blessing. However, the Pope did little to prevent Stephen, and neither did the King of France, from continuing his journey. The damage was already done when children went to the pope. Blakemore says "Things disintegrated from there. It’s uncertain exactly what happened to all of the crusaders, but it seems that they dispersed once they got to the coastal towns. While waiting for ships to take them to Jerusalem, some took local jobs. Some returned to their towns. Others were sold into slavery or drowned at sea." The results of the Children's Crusade were far different from what Stephen envisioned. Instead of taking control of Jerusalem and converting Muslims, hundreds of children lost their life to slavery and death . In the US, child labor became prominent during the early 19th century and lasted until the mid-20th century . Kids usually helped out on farms or worked as servants or maids. However, the most hazardous work came from the mines. According to Michael Schuman, " By the turn of the 20th century, the labors that the children of the working class performed were varied. In rural areas, young boys, some reportedly under age 14, toiled in mines, sometimes working their fingers literally to the bone, breaking up coal." The young children had to work in mines which could be detrimental to their health and they also had to work hard to earn money to benefit their families. Most families could often not afford the costs of raising a

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