This 73 page book covers the history of the Westray Mine disaster and the United Steelworkers lobby efforts to get a law passed that would allow criminal negligence charges against reckless management figures whose decisions kill workers. It concludes with a detailed chapter about the lethal mill fires in BC in 2012 and the ongoing campaign to see the law properly enforced.
Westray mine disaster
social justice organizing
60-120 minutes in class after students have read the booklet
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"Learning about Homelessness in British Columbia" is a resource guide, produced by Jennifer Hale, for teachers to use with their students to support aspects of British Columbia senior high-school courses, including Civics 11, Social Studies 11, Economics 12, Family Studies 10-12, First Nations 12, Law 12, and Social Justice 12. For more antipoverty resources, see the following link: http://www.bctf.ca/SocialJustice.aspx?id=21358&libID=21348
The lessons contained in the resource meet learning outcomes that are part of the mandated curriculum in the British Columbia Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs). The resource is also appropriate for use in other courses and grade levels, and with other youth and adult groups.