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Grade 10-12
Subject Social Studies, Labour History
Resource type Classroom printable, Handbook/Resource guide

About This Resource

Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "On-to-Ottawa” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the events of the On-to-Ottawa movement within the context of the Great Depression and the responses of all levels of government to an unprecedented level of unemployment. The lesson materials focus on the experiences of Ronald Liversedge, a participant in the Trek and puts them into the context of the economic and political events of his time. 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: https://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/educate/
On-to-Ottawa Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 2 Lesson Materials 8