What did you enjoy about this project, and what do you think was a success? On the other hand, what would you like to do differently or what do you think could be improved somehow? How did you contribute to the group?
During this project, I have enjoyed about the drawing part of it. It had been fun to create an image of a corner of the street in the history and compare it to now. I think our display was a success because we have included detailed annotations and the drawings also matched the annotations. Although there are some drawings that does not EXACTLY matched the writing, but overall it is good.
I have worked with Mary, which we have worked well and productively. We each decided our own parts, she drew the picture before the industrial revolution and I drew the one after it. We worked on the annotations and research together and it was overall good team work.
What would be some of the major advantages and disadvantages of living in each time period? Then – which time period would you personally choose to live in, and why?
Industrial Revolution: There were more technologies and more improved in medical.
Before: Less pollution and no child labour, full of farms and nature.
If it was up to me, I would personally choose the time before the industrial revolution. Although there are more technologies and new inventions after the industrial revolution, I would prefer the times when farms were common and there are less buildings.
Extra credit analysis: What are some ways these maps would have been the same or been different if they showed your own country (or if you’re from England – what if they showed Japan?)?
This map would have been the same, except some differences in culture, if it showed my home country, Taiwan. About my parent’s childhood, Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, was filled with farms and small temples from place to place. Now, it was filled with tall buildings, cars, buses, and even the metro (subway) is built now. There are more technologies (which is the same as england) and there are more new inventions. The population grew in both places as well.
During this debate, I have been assigned the role, Frances Wood, who is an anti-canpaigner of child labor. I think I have at least tried to stay in character of my role. It was a little hard to work with my lawyer although we have managed to create questions and answers that will fit to our character. If I were to do this next time, I would like to practice to answer the question from the opposite side calmly and be confident about my answers. If I was the opposed side of this debate, I would like to ask my self “Would you rather ban the child labor and let the economic growth stop, or would you rather let the whole country become richer by having child labor?”
I think child labor should be allowed but not allowed at the same time. The growth of economy back in the industrial revolution had shaped the world today. To the growth of our civilization, there must be some sacrifices, it had always been this way. But having child labor is injustice because adults have the responsibility to make sure the children grow up safely and get good education before they become adults and take over the responsibility to take care of the children. Children are the next generation, without good education and good childhood, there will not be any future left for humans.
My personal opinion are different from my character at some points. I do not disagree or agree with child labor. Both sides have its own reasons to support their idea and try to make their own idea success. Child labor was a cruel way to support the economy growth back in the industrial revolution, although it had also shaped our world today.
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