ERIC Number: ED378086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
[Labour History in Manitoba, Canada.]
Manitoba Social Science Teacher, v20 n3 Mar 1994
Devoted to the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919, this document provides social science teachers with details of the strike as well as general information on teaching about unions, labor, and working-class history. The first article, "The Winnipeg General Strike" (Doug Smith), presents the events during and prior to the Winnipeg General Strike that lasted from May 15 through June 26, 1919. A list provides 16 references for further information on the strike. The second article, "Teaching about Unions: Outlines for Grades 9 and 11" (Ken Osborne), offers a suggested outline for a unit on trade unions at grade 9 as a part of the Canada today course or at grade 11 as part of the Canadian history course. In addition, a bibliography of teaching materials related to the history of work and the workplace follow the unit outline. The third article, "The Role of Public Schools: Manitoba Federation of Labour," discusses the part played by the labor movement in promoting free compulsory education in Canada in the early 20th century and the current crisis in public education. The fourth article, "Teaching about Labour and Industry with Cartoons" (Ken Osborne), uses 14 cartoons dated from approximately 1880 to 1920 to teach a variety of connected topics that essentially center on the growth and impact of capitalism in Canada. The 14 cartoons follow the article. The fifth article, "Women and the Industrial Revolution" (Ken Osborne), examines the role of women during the industrial revolution and contains 12 references. The final article, "An Interview with Fred Tipping" (Bob Davis), relates the story of Tipping, the only teacher on strike during the Winnipeg General Strike. Interspersed in the issue are poems about working men and women. (CK)
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Industrialization, Instructional Materials, Labor Force, Labor Problems, Labor Relations, Laborers, North American History, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Strikes, Unions
Manitoba Teachers' Society, 191 Harcourt Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3H2 Canada.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Teachers' Society, Winnipeg.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Winnipeg)