Lesson activities of " Indigenous Workers in the Early History of British Columbia” provide a comprehensive investigation into what is recalled of the role of Indigenous Peoples in the early economy of British Columbia and concludes with activities to re-examine those perceptions and to reassess how historical events are chronicled in the narrative of our past. 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)
Explain and infer different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, or events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs. (perspective)
Recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgments in a variety of sources. (ethical judgment)
Make reasoned ethical judgments about actions in the past and present, and determine appropriate ways to remember and respond. (ethical judgment)
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