Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Wilmer Gold” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the lives of forest workers in the early part of the 20th century as seen through the camera lens of the innovative Wilmer Gold. 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/
The materials explore the impact of economic cycles with reference to the Labour movement in British Columbia, the Great Depression and the labour movement in Canada. The forest industries development in coastal British Columbia is the focus of this lesson.
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