2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
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Teaching the History and Experiences of Working People in BC

This workshop introduces the use of recently developed audio/visual and print resources to familiarize students with the work and life experiences of British Columbians during its history from early Aboriginal workers to the present day.  The lesson materials include teaching ideas appropriate for the new grade 9 and 10 social studies course and social Justice 12 as well as discussion on how the materials relate to the new curriculum competencies. The resources include 30 vignettes on Working People in BC produced by the Knowledge Network as well as other DVDs on labour history. The workshop will feature hands on experience with the materials through the TeachBC portal. All teaching materials and ideas have been produced as part of the Labour History Project, a joint initiative of the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC Labour Heritage Centre. Participants will be provided with hard copies of the lessons, available DVDs and information about on-line access to materials.

Target Audience



Wayne Axford

Wayne is a "mostly" retired Social Studies teacher from Burnaby who on occasion is back in the classroom as a TOC. He has decades of experience in teaching Social Studies and has provided leadership at the district and provincial  levels, in assessment and  curriculum and professional development. Currently a member of the BCSSTA and the Labour History Project.king tour will focus on downtown Vancouver where the stories and history of working people are revealed as we explore the early development of the city and province. The walk will focus on highlights that are profiled in the lesson materials for the acclaimed film series; Working People: A History of British Columbia.

08:30 am - 10:00 am

Seats Available

08:30 am - 10:00 am

Seats Available

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