Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Iqbal Masih

Child Labourers and Activists for Child Labour

What does it Mean to be a Child Labourer???

Iqbal Masih sitting in the street


Read the article on the link above. Answer the following questions. Print out and complete the questions.

Iqbal Becomes a Slave...

1. How old was Iqbal when he started his first day at the carpet factory?

2. What is his salary?

3. What is the most he would make as a salary in his first 5 years?

4. What is the advance that Iqbal's mother takes from Arshad Ghullah called? Why does she need an advance? How much does he own now? What does he owe now? What impact does it have on his life?

5. What does he mumble before he sleeps? Why is this significant?

Iqbal's Beloved Sister

6. How does Iqbal's job as a carpet labourer impact his sister, Sobia? What does this say about how child labour affects the whole family?

Iqbal Runs Away

7. What event causes Iqbal to finally make the decision to run away? How does this event demonstrate the total loss of humanity and human rights?

8. Iqbal and some other boys decide to run away. When they do this they are beaten with a carpet fork. Why do they risk everything to play all day? What happens to them?

Cricket With Problems
9. What does it mean to the lives of Iqbal and Shafiq when they are considered "debt slaves"? What does this term mean to their lives as children?

Pakistani Wedding - Wedding Necklace for an Indentured Slave
10. How does Aslam's wedding impact Iqbal? How did Ghuliah take advantage of Iqbal's family?

Towards Freedom
11. How does the "Bonded Labour Abolition Act" impact Iqbal?

12. What is a "freedom letter"? What is Ghuliah's reaction?

Iqbal Begin's School
13. How do you know that school is very important to Iqbal? What does he do to demonstrate this? Be specific. (Examine the photos and read the article).

Iqbal's School Party
14. Describe how a school party differs in Pakistan from one here. Create a Venn Diagram to help in the comparison.

15. How has Iqbal's education shaped him in becoming an "idol" for other debt slave children like him?

Iqbal Gives Other Children Courage
16. How does Iqbal inspire other children to do things they wouldn't normally do? How does he inspire his sister?

Iqbal's Bundle
17. What did Iqbal carry in a special bundle? What does this say about him and his faith? How do you think that faith helped Iqbal?



Check out the Teacher Tube video created by  a student on child labourer activist, Iqbal Masih


Video from Catholic News Agency

Video of  Iqbal Masih's Speech (I think it's reinacted or from a movie)....

Craig Kielburger ... person who started Free the Children and activist inspired by the actions of Iqbal Masih...
Documentary - What Can One Person Do to Make a Difference and Seek Justice?

"It Takes a Child..."-  Craig Kielburger's Story...

Free the Children Information

RBC - Free the Children Blue Water Project

Listening Questions
Watch the video carefully and complete the following questions. (Copy/paste and print off these questions, then watch the video)
Answer in JOT NOTE FORM.
1. What charity organization is one of the largest in the world?

2. Why did Lena Baronikian (girl from Toronto) start a Blue Water Project club at her school?

3. How much money have they raised?

4. What is the money for?

5. Name 2 needs that are mentioned in the African community.

6. Why didn't the girls go to school in the community?

7. How long do the girls have to walk to get clean water?

8. What system was brought to the school to ensure that all kids go clean water?

9. Why is it important that this system was brought to the school? (GRADE 8)

10. How does the water system work? Name 3 steps (GRADE 8).

11. How is Alice Malai's life different from her daughter Faith's life?

12. What is the most significant thing that will make a difference in her children's lives? (GRADE 8)

13. Name 2 pollutants that pollute the river water.

14. Do the people know that the water is polluted?

15. Are there other sources in the village?

16. How many times would the girl interviewed at the river, fetch water before school?

17. Was Faith's grandmother, Grace Mosani, allowed to attend school as a child?

18. What were the girls supposed to do when Grace was young?

19. Why did Faith's family put her notebooks and pages from her notebook near the ceiling in their home? 

20. Why is Faith attending school so important to her family? (GRADE 8).

21. How does Canadian student, Lena Baronikian connect to Faith's story? Why does she care?

22. How is the charity at Lena's school making a difference to the lives in Faith's community in Kenya, Africa?

Watch his short film on water...

The following video is for an organzation that is similar to the article in our Global Citizens text, "Kids Encouraged to Build Peace" (p. 25-26) .

After you watch the video and read the article, think about why it's important for kids to learn about respecting the diversity of others and the importance of not only tolerating differences, but appreciating what other cultures have to offer.

Read the following interview from World Vision about Fatmire Feka, founder of Kids for Peace... click on the following link

Fatmire's 2009 Speech from The Eagle Down Foundation on Vimeo.

'In the hearts of people today there is a deep longing for peace. When the true spirit of peace is thoroughly dominant, it becomes an inner experience with unlimited possibilities. Only when this really happens - when the spirit of peace awakens and takes possession of men's hearts, can humanity be saved from perishing.'

-- Albert Schweitzer

French Oral Assessment

In the next 2 weeks we will have a french oral assessment. Students will be asked questions that relate to what we have studied in class and respond orally to a few simple questions. Students will be evaluated using the following criteria.

Level 4 - Student understands everything (all questions in french); and can respond  with at least 80% of the vocabulary taught, and has correct /very good pronounciation.

Level 3 - Student understands with a little prompting to questions in french; and can respond using at least 50-80% french phrases taught, with good pronounciation.

Level 2 - Student understands with significant prompting to questions in french; and is able to respond using some french words (responds mostly in english).

Level 1 - Student is not able to understand  (or very, very little) and cannot respond in french.

The goal is that the students experience success. They should not worry about this quiz. To prepare, they can study their notes and be familar with the content.

(Introduction handout)
1. Comment t'appelle tu? Je m'appelle...

2. Comment s'appelle ton ecole? Mon ecole est....

3. Quel age as tu? J'ai....___ ans.

4. Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire? Mon anniversaire est......

5. Quel est la date aujourd 'hui?  Le date aujourd 'hui est le ___ octobre, 2010 (2010 deux mille dix)

6. Comment vas tu aujourd'hui? Je suis bien/mal  or Comme ci comme ca.

7. Quel saison est octobre? L'automne.

8. Ou habites-tu? Je habite au Regina, Sask...

9. Quel est ton numero de telephone? Mon numero de telephone est...

10. Quelle est ton adresse? Mon adresse est.... (Street is "rue" and Road is "Chemin")

11. Quelle est ta nourriture preferee? Je prefer... / J'adore.... / J'aime....

12. A quelle heure est-ce que tu te leves? Je me leve a 7heure.

13. Quels sont les membres de ta famille? J'ai ____ personnes dans ma famille.

14. Comment ca va? ca va bien/ ca va mal/ comme si comme ca.

15. How do you say... thank you, excuse me, good night, see you later, please, hello, good bye
(see your notes or "google it" see the french/english dictionary)