Child Prostitution

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Resources for Teachers



Title Getting the Children Out of the Business

Unit Topic: Sociology

Grade Level: College

Lesson Topic: Getting the Children Out of the Business

Primary Method Used: Individual Internet Research

Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to:

1.      Define the term, child prostitution

2.      Identify the main causes that drive a child to submit to a life of prostitution

3.      Identify several international, regional and national non-governmental organizations that combat the prevalence of child prostitution

4.      Describe the activity of these NGOs in an assigned country

5.      Outline the success or failure of the government of an assigned country to cooperate in this effort

6.       Suggest possible action plans for the assigned country

Equipment and Supplies Needed (for research):

PC access to the Child Prostitution website []

Anticipatory Set: The anticipatory set for this lesson will be a brief description of how children are drawn in to a life of prostitution, and what non-governmental organizations are doing to rescue them



Sequence of Learning Activities:

1.      Anticipatory set

2.      Discuss the objectives of this project. Design grading rubric

3.      Assign a country to each student to research

Assignments: Each student will be assigned a country from the Child Prostitution website and given one week to conduct the research and submit a report. The report is expected to cover all of the Lesson Objectives (above), with some emphasis on the last four of the objectives.