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Children at Work-Working People: A History of Labor in BC - Labour History Project Lesson Materials

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
10
12
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Young children have always been part of the work …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
10
12
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Young children have always been part of the work force in British Columbia. Through the story of the explosion at Coal Creek mines in Fernie, this film examines the issue of child labour. The lesson materials provide for photographic and document analysis as well as a strategy for assigning a Webquest on the topic of Child Labour.
Subject
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
British Columbia
vignette
Children at Work
Webquest
Photo Analysis
Coal Mining
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current social studies 10. Critical thinking skills are applied throughout as well as research and writing skills as described in the “skills and processes of social studies”. Aspects of “Identity, Society and Culture” are addressed in the materials including gender roles, ethnicity and daily life. Elements of the “Economy and Technology” learning outcomes are discussed in the examination of resource development and technological innovations.
Duration
Ranging from 15 minutes to 2 hours
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 22, 2014
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Vancouver Island War - Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 2, Lesson Materials 4

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Vanc…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Vancouver Island War” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the issues and tensions behind the Vancouver Island Coal Strikes of 1912-14. The lesson materials focus on strategies used by the workers to gain better working conditions and wages by uniting labour into unions. The harsh methods of repressing the strike are also covered in the film. This is a unit created by the Labour History Project, a group of retired and current British Columbia teachers collaborating to develop a series of lesson plans, activities, and workshops focused on labour studies and labour history. See: http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Subject
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
British Columbia
Unions
Strike
Coal Mining
Extension Mine
Richard McBride
Militia
Mexico
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current Social Studies 10 curriculum. Critical thinking skills are applied throughout as well as research and writing skills as described in the “skills and processes of social studies”. Aspects of “Identity, Society and Culture” are addressed in the materials including ethnicity and daily life. Elements of the “Economy and Technology” learning outcomes are discussed in the examination of resource development and technological innovations. The vignette and the related activities may also be used to provide a background to labour issues as they existed prior to the outbreak of World War I as part of the Social Studies 11 curriculum; provide explanations of economic cycles with reference to the Great Depression and the labour movement in Canada.
Duration
15 minutes to 90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 14, 2015