Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Home Front, Work Front” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The lesson examines the working life of at the Burrard Dry Dock during the Second World War, when women entered the workforce in unheard of numbers. Additional lesson material deals with photographic and poster material related to women’s roles in the war effort. 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/
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions.
Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group (significance)
Assess the justification for competing historical accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence (evidence)
Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups at particular times and places (continuity and change)
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