“Parliament should pass legislation making it illegal for children under the age of twelve to work in textile factories.”
This is an activity taken from the Spartacus Educational website. Students are allocated a character from the 19th century (see the list) who was either a supporter or defender of child labour. They fill out this research sheet about their character. Finally, they prepare a speech of one minute in length to be made to camera.
For more details see the IST website.