Q1. How did you use the sources on Spartacus to make your argument?
A1. Since I did not know a lot about child labor Spartacus helped me understand more about the situation and the effects on the children. I played a role as a factory worker, Emily Small and because there were some facts about the girl workers during the Industrial Revolution, it really made me follow what kind of person I should act out as.
Q2. What do you think was your most convincing argument?
A2. I think about the fact that my role works in the factory and having the experience of cruel treatment was the big argument point for me. Also since I know how the environment is like and I’m working at a factory form a young age, I was able to bring that out as my arguing point.
Q3. What was the most convincing argument from at least one other witness?
A3. The doctor made a very strong argument about the health risk that the children face working at the factory. Since health is a big thing for us, I’m sure it convinced the defense team as well.
Q4. What was overarching argument to end child labor?
A4. That children has too much risk to work in the factories and we should completely abolish child labor. Also children have the rights to be treated right.
Q5. What was the overarching argument to keep child labor?
A5. They compared the kids as dogs and they were protesting that they were treating the children right. Since I was the witness working at the factory, I found it very disturbing about the fact that they were telling lies.
Q6. What was your favorite part of the trial?
A6. My favorite part of the trail was when I was listening to the other people’s speech and their perspectives. It was interesting to know about different people’s opinion on child labor. It was also fun dressing up as our characters. Since I was the factory worker who works in the coal mine, I put some black paint on my face. It was very enjoyable.