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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
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Vignettes: Working People: A History of Labor in BC

Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
4
5
10
11
12
Submitted By
Wayne Axford - 5 years ago
Description
The vignettes in the series explore the historica…
Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
4
5
10
11
12
Submitted By
Wayne Axford - 5 years ago
Description
The vignettes in the series explore the historical perspectives on key labor issues of the late 19th and 20th century in British Columbia. Multiple perspectives of gender, ethnicity and social class are explored in the series as they relate to the labor history of British Columbia. Episodes are 2-3 minutes in length and are suitable for introduction and enrichment of the historical events and time periods. The content is appropriate for secondary classes but may also be used with intermediate grades as well.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Library and Information Systems
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
Knowledge Network
History
First Nations
Gold Rush
Coal
Fishers
Child Labour
Child Labor
Pioneer
Aboriginal
On to Ottawa
Bloody Sunday
Strike
Union
Work place safety
Japanese Canadians
Solidarity
Indo-Canadian
Chinese Canadian
Duration
Vignettes are 2-3 minutes in length.
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 29, 2014