While working on child labour, we had the opportunity to learn about Robert Owen, a man that in the 19th century, struggled to improve the conditions in which many children were forced to work in the factories that opened in the wake of the industrial revolution. His courage and human quality contributed to the passing of the first law regulating child labour in 1833.
We then asked the students to choose someone who they thought had also changed the world, and explain to the class how they’d done it.
Some of the people they chose are: Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Alan Turing, Steve Jobs, Mohamed Ali, Gideon Sundbäck, Coco Chanel, Pope Francis and Christopher Columbus.
It’s been very inspiring to hear about these extraordinary people.