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Labour History Project free resources

Free! New resources!  Now that I have your attention, the Labour History Project, a joint committee of the Labour Heritage Centre and the BCTF, has been hard at work creating new resource materials for Social Studies teachers. Based on the Knowledge Networks series, "Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia" a series of lessons has been created to complement each of the 30 vignettes that chronicle the history of labour in the province throughout the 19th and 20th century.

All the lessons for Episode One have now been posted on the TeachBC website. The remaining lessons from the last two episodes are being finalized for posting in the closing months of this school year.  In addition to the lessons, the Labour History Project group will do a workshop on our materials and resources for your school or district.

A set of complete lessons for teaching a unit on Labour History in the Social Justice 12 course has also been posted on the TeachBC website.

The Knowledge Network is rebroadcasting the "Working People" series in 3 parts at 10:30-10:50 p.m. starting on Wednesday January 14th and running each week until January 28th. All the vignettes are also available on the Knowledge Network website.

To arrange a workshop for your school or district or to learn more about our project contact the Labour Heritage Centre at 604-419-0400 Email:

Keep up to date on the latest work of the Labour History Project by checking out the Labour Heritage Centre’s website


Knowledge Network, Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia