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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 - 2 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "On-t…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 2 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
On-to-Ottawa
Labour History
Working People
British Columbia
Vignette
Unions
Unemployment
Relief Camps
Strike
Vancouver
Golden
Regina
Slim Evans
R.B. Bennett
Ronald Liversedge
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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