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Bring labour history into your classroom with these lesson plans and activities.
Compiled by Canada’s History
2019 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, providing a timely opportunity to look back at stories of work and workers in Canada. Bring labour history into your classroom with these lesson plans and activities.
In this lesson, students will analyze artifacts to learn about the experiences of Black sleeping car porters on the job.
In this activity, students will learn about Madeleine Parent and the history of workers’ rights in Canada.
In this activity, students will analyze multiple accounts of the Winnipeg General Strike, noting important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent.
This lesson focuses on exploring what is known about specific Black fur traders and learning more about their life and character at the Hudson’s Bay Company or North West Company.
A cadre of historians, artists and activists champion social justice via comic books. In 2013, they published a free comic on Canada’s early labour movement.
The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike remains an unparalleled moment of solidarity among Canadian workers.
From changing working conditions at factories to the role of labour activists in strikes, these 8 Young Citizens videos share stories about the history of work in Canada.
Take a trip to Montreal with this audiowalk to learn about the city’s history.
These bits and pieces of trash need to be tidied up. See how many you can find.
The Historical Thinking Project website features exemplary lesson plans that explain how to get your students thinking historically.
This free magazine is intended for students in grades 4–7. It features winning submissions to the #OurStoriesOurVoices national contest and guides students through the steps of undertaking their own historical inquiry project.