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Bows and Arrows - Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 2 Lesson Materials 1

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Bows…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Bows and Arrows” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the role of Aboriginal workers in the early years of the Port of Vancouver and the struggle for racial equality in the labour movement. The life of Bill Nahanee and the early years of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) are also featured 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
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
British Columbia
Unions
Strike
Longshoreman
Wobblies
Aboriginal People
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 as well the interactions of Aboriginal peoples in early Canada.
Duration
15 minutes and up to 90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 23, 2015
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The Echo Project

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Glen Thielmann - 4 years ago
Description
The Echo Project is about exploring an aspect of …
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Glen Thielmann - 4 years ago
Description
The Echo Project is about exploring an aspect of 20th century Canadian history through a generational lens. This is done by making a personal connection to the past through interviews and scouring intimate primary documents such as family journals, letters, and photographs as well as what students find with broader research. Students think critically about sources and patterns, develop historical empathy, and get creative with how they represent the past. While many students choose topics related to the World War II era, they may discover they have ties to stories and events before or after the war such as the Great Depression of the 1930s or the Postwar era of the 1950s and 60s.
Subject
Social Studies
History
Keywords
heritage
inquiry
Canada
immigration
culture
storytelling
identity
URLs
http://www.thielmann.ca/echo-project.html
Learning Standards
numerous -- best fit is new SS10 (old SS11)
Duration
Project - requires steps over a number of weeks
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 5, 2015
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The Labour Movement in British Columbia 1914-2013

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Wayne Axford - 5 years ago
Description
The Labour Movement in British Columbia 1840-1914…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Wayne Axford - 5 years ago
Description
The Labour Movement in British Columbia 1840-1914 and 1914-2013 can be used as background material for the Working People: A History of Labour in BC vignettes series hosted on the Knowledge Network. The articles are designed to be used individually in the Social Studies 10 and Social Studies 11 course. Teachers can supplement the reading activity with selected lessons from the Working People: A History of Labour in BC lessons that will be posted here. Additionally, the video series The Edge of the World: B.C.'s Early Years has a number of segments that compliment the reading for the 1840-1914 time period.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
First Nations
Aboriginal People
Child Labour
Unions
Strikes
URLs
https://www.knowledge.ca/program/working-people-history-labour-british-columbia
https://www.knowledge.ca/program/edge-world-bcs-early-years
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current social studies 10 and 11 curriculums. For 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 as well the interactions of Aboriginal peoples in early Canada. Elements of the “Economy and Technology” learning outcomes are discussed in the examination of resource development and technological innovations. Additionally, aspects of the environmental impact and attitudes towards resource extraction are developed as they relate to the “Environment” learning outcome of the IRP. Regarding Social Studies 11, the areas of the “skills and processes of social studies” apply throughout as well as aspects of how Canadians can affect change at the federal and provincial levels of government. In the later examples of the reading the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are reflected in the work. The role of workers in both World War I and II and aspects of the “Autonomy and International Involvement” aspect of the IRP . The material can also be affectively applied to the “Society and Culture” of the curriculum addressing the development and impact of social policies and programs, the role of the labour movement in Canada and specifically the role of women in social, political and economic change in Canada.
Duration
4 hours +
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 14, 2014
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Settling the West

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
5
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve analyzing three advert…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
5
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve analyzing three advertisements from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company encouraging settlement in Manitoba. The purpose of this activity is to give your students practice in analyzing digital primary sources and to understand the context in which it was made. Incorporating sources from UBC Library’s Open Collections into your classroom can help students build their historical thinking through analyzing, contextualizing, and inferring using historical texts.
Subject
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Primary Sources
Settlement
Canada
Advertisements
Canadian Pacific Railway
Manitoba
Learning Standards
Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective) Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of a variety of sources, including mass media (evidence)
Duration
60 minutes+
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 10, 2018