Voices into Action is an online, bilingual, ERAC approved curriculum-based educational resource providing students with information on issues regarding human rights, prejudice, and hatred. Designed by curriculum experts, this program utilizes a wide variety of media (short documentary style films and compelling visuals) to present information on a history of human suffering, stemming from social injustice that is still a growing problem today.
While meeting curriculum requirements, you can help students become better people, and make your classroom a better place for learning. Our media resources, along with teacher-led dialogue, give students many perspectives to consider, with opportunities for critical thinking and creative response. By understanding the history of human rights issues in Canada and around the world, they will also gain insight into current issues that occur in their world and their classrooms.
The vignettes in the series explore the historical perspectives on key labor issues of the late 19th and 20th century in British Columbia. Multiple perspectives of gender, ethnicity and social class are explored in the series as they relate to the labor history of British Columbia. Episodes are 2-3 minutes in length and are suitable for introduction and enrichment of the historical events and time periods. The content is appropriate for secondary classes but may also be used with intermediate grades as well.
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