2 records – page 1 of 1.

4 recommendations   1667 downloads

On-to-Ottawa Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 2 Lesson Materials 8

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "On-t…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "On-to-Ottawa” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the events of the On-to-Ottawa movement within the context of the Great Depression and the responses of all levels of government to an unprecedented level of unemployment. The lesson materials focus on the experiences of Ronald Liversedge, a participant in the Trek and puts them into the context of the economic and political events of his time. 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
Labour History
Keywords
British Columbia
Unions
Relief Camps
Strike
Slim Evans
R.B. Bennett
CPR
Learning Standards
In the area of Society and Identity the materials help to develop an assessment of the impact of Canada’s social policies and programs on the lives of Canadians. Further the topic of economic cycles and the events of the Great Depression are detailed with an examination of the impact of the labour movement in Canada,
Duration
15 minutes to 120 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 29, 2015
8 recommendations   1924 downloads

Where the Fraser River Flows - Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 2 Lesson Materials 2

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Wher…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Where the Fraser River Flows” 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 Fraser River strike of 1912 during the construction of the Great Northern Railroad. The lesson materials focus on strategies used by the workers to gain better working conditions and wages by uniting labour across ethnic divisions of the time. The use of workers’ songs is profiled in this lesson. 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
Joe Hill
IWW
Wobblies
Canadian Northern Railway
William Mackenzie
Mother Jones
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; explain economic cycles with reference to the Great Depression and the labour movement in Canada
Duration
15 minutes and up to 90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 8, 2015