ERIC Number: ED157800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Labour Studies Units.
Holmes, Eric; And Others
The nine units highlight the history, activities, values, and aspirations of the Canadian labor force. The program's purpose is to help secondary school social studies students develop a more objective appreciation of labor and of labor's role in Canadian social history. The first unit, "Union Today," analyzes contemporary union activity and provides a basis for further labor studies. Other units are: "Origins of Canadian Labour;""The Impact of Key Events;""The Workingman: A Social Perspective;""Union Leadership;""Varieties of Labour;""Labour and the Law;""Labour and Politics;" and "Labour and the Future." For each unit, information is presented on objectives, rationale, content, strategy, and resources. Activities involve students in defining terms; reading about labor leaders and labor activities; presenting written and oral reports; participating in simulations of labor/management relations; making files of labor-related news clippings; analyzing illustrations, slides, tape recordings, and documents; interviewing; visiting local labor meetings; analyzing tables of data; debating about the quality of workers' lives; and problem solving. An appendix presents resource materials for each unit, such as newspaper clippings, texts of labor legislation, historical documents, government reports, and collective bargaining agreements. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Instructional Materials, Labor, Labor Conditions, Labor Legislation, Labor Problems, Laborers, Learning Activities, Political Issues, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social History, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Unions, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Federation of Labour, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada