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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
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Won Alexander Cumyow: Working People: A History of Labour in BC- Labour History Project Lesson Materials 6

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Won …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Won Alexander Cumyow" from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the prejudices and racism experienced by Chinese Canadians in the late 19th-early 20th century. Trained as a lawyer but unable to practice law, Won Alexander Cumyow becomes an advocate for the rights of Chinese immigrants in British Columbia. This material can also be used as a background resource for the topic of the Head Tax and the Asiatic Exclusion laws in early 20th Century Canada found in the Social Studies 11 course. 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
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
British Columbia
Chinese Canadians
immigration
minority rights
voting rights
1907 Riots
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 gender roles, ethnicity and daily life of Chinese immigrants in early British Columbia. Additionally the limitations and advancements in democratic principles are explored in this lesson. In Social Studies 11 for the Politics and Government learning outcome, students can examine how Canadians can effect change at the federal and provincial levels. Under the society and Identity learning outcome students will also be able to assess the development and impact of Canadian social policies and programs related to immigration and minority rights.
Duration
Varies from 15 minutes to 75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 8, 2014