What about the Person’s Case makes it historically significant, and how does the teaching of it illustrate the complexity and importance of teaching a social justice perspective?
I chose this topic because I have been diving more and more into feminism as a perspective, theory, moral framework, and all around stance towards inequality in our society. I am proud to say I am a feminist. Therefore I sought to link my growing understanding of feminism to a defining moment of women's rights in Canada, and also an approach to social studies that I find valuable. I wanted to focus on historical significance––because I think few can deny why the case was important. Yet, what exactly about the case makes it historically significant is what makes it meaningful and useful as a lesson in social justice. Using Peter Seixas' The Big Six, I examine the significance of this event based on the following four criteria:
1) Resulted in change
2) Revealing of the culture
4) Significance varies across groups