The Labour History Curriculum initiative is a partnership between the Labour Heritage Centre and the BC Teachers’ Federation, with additional support from the BC Federation of Labour and the SFU Labour Studies program. The initiative is intended to increase the access of BC K-12 students to labour history and other labour studies issues.
In Fall 2014, the first series of new lesson aids and teaching ideas are scheduled for release, including an entire unit on labour studies/history for Social Justice 12 and thirty new lessons developed to accompany the film series Working People: A History of Labour in BC.
Teachers involved in this project have led workshops at various locations, including the 2014 Pacific Northwest Labour History Association and Miners’ Memorial weekend gathering in Cumberland, BC.
If you are interested in becoming part of the BC Teaching Labour History Network or want to subscribe to our updates, please send us an email at email@example.com
- Labour History Curriculum working group
Ken Novakowski, retired teacher, chair of the Labour Heritage Centre
Wayne Axford, retired Burnaby teacher
Sarah Purdy, Burnaby teacher
Tony Arruda, Nanaimo teacher
Janet Nichol, Vancouver teacher
Marcy Toms, Vancouver teacher
Gavin Hainsworth, Surrey teacher
Scott Parker, retired Burnaby teacher
Robin Folvik, Labour Heritage Centre researcher
Dan Blake, retired teacher
Suzie Mah, Vancouver teacher
Ellen Ellis, retired Nanaimo teacher
John Decaire, Burnaby teacher
Shanee Prasad, Burnaby teacher
Al Cornes, retired teacher, Board Member of the Labour Heritage Centre