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These were the reasons

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the DVD "These wer…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the DVD "These were the reasons” produced by Howie Smith which has been widely distributed at Workshops of the Labour History Project. The 10 chapters of the DVD explores the events and issues that shaped the labour movement in British Columbia throughout the 20th century. Additionally the film “explores the relationships of government and labour, and the role of unions in our society.” 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/ for further information and release date for the on-line version of the DVD.
Subject
Social Studies
Law
Labour History
Keywords
Unions
Industrial Workers of the World
Wobblies
Aboriginal People
coal mining
Relief camps
Equal pay
Charter of rights
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current social studies 10 and 11 curriculums. 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 as well the interactions of Aboriginal peoples in early Canada. For Social Studies 11 the development and impact of Canadian social policies and programs related to immigration, the welfare state, and minority rights are explored. Elements of the “Economy and Technology” learning outcomes are discussed in the examination of resource development and technological innovations. Relationships to the economic cycles with reference to the Great Depression and the labour movement in Canada are covered as well as descriptions of the roles of women in terms of social, political, and economic change in Canada For Social Studies 11 aspects of the Politics and Government learning outcomes are covered in explain how Canadians can effect change at the federal and provincial levels as well as the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Canadian Society. Additionally, aspects of the environmental impact and attitudes towards resource extraction are developed as they relate to the “Environment” learning outcome of the social Studies 10 IRP.
Duration
15-90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 16, 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
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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