Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Ginger Goodwin” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the leadership of Ginger Goodwin within the Labour movement of British Columbia during the war years of 1914-1918. The lesson materials focus on the controversy and response to his death at the hands of the Provincial Police in 1918. 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/
World War I
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; and explain economic cycles with reference to the Great Depression and the labour movement in Canada. Additionally, the episode can be used to explore responses to Canada’s military involvement in the First World War.
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