Our team met and decided to create a ThinkQuest site on child labor around October 2003. All had competed in previous ThinkQuest competitions before, and two of our members (Scott and Asif) had competed in both the 2002 and 2003 competitions and, with the help of their teammates for that particular year, won best in the state in both. Alan was on the team in 2002. Asif and Scott then recruited two others, Alan and Annie, making four. All of our ThinkQuest team attends a middle school in Ohio.
Our ThinkQuest team met on Fridays after school roughly every week, starting around six weeks before the site deadline. We also met on select weekend during this time period. Before this, each member researched the topic alone.
Alan wrote the trafficking part of the what child laborers do section as well as the Child Labor in the United States section. He wrote many case studies and did extensive research. He also helped enter survey results and was present at the interview with Ms. Sally Bachman.
Scott wrote the HTML code for the child labor, child laborers, ethics/solutions, links, and interact
sections for the site. He also wrote the HTML for the home page and the online survey, and collaborated with other team memebers to make the flash intro. Scott also wrote many cases studies, the Africa section, agriculture, trash collecting, domestic service, child soldiers, industrial work, and other parts of the what child laborers do section,, the interact and links sections, the When is Child Labor Right/Wrong? section, and the Pakistan section. He also helped develop the layout/design of the site.
Our coach, Mrs. Marian Herman, is a media specialist and has coached ThinkQuest teams for several years. She met with Scott on several occasions at the media center and gave helpful advice. She helped us with the idea to develope Blood, Sweat, and Tears in 3 different resolutions.