- Student Worksheet - Bibliography/Resources
EPISODE 14: First Lady
of the Yukon: Martha Black
Directed by David Adkin
In 1898 an irrepressible and
privileged American woman set off for the Klondike. Martha Black became
the second female Member of Parliament and the first female M.P. from
- American immigration to
- Women Pioneers
- Immigration during the Klondike
- Gold Rush
- Chilkoot Pass
- Member of Parliament
- War Volunteer
- Equality for Women
- To understand the motivation
behind American immigration to Canada
- To become aware of why it
was exceptional that Martha Black followed the Gold Rush
- To appreciate the many ways
a Canadian citizen can be an active member of their community and country
- Research the history of
the Gold Rush and the impact it had on the Yukon.
- Make a list of provisions
and supplies that you would have taken on the trek to the goldfields
in 1896. Contrast it with what you would take today.
- Compare Martha Black's personality
with the traditional character of women at the turn of the century.
- Discuss the meaning of the
title, "The First Lady of the Yukon".
- Draw up a chronology of
Canadian women in politics. Include brief biographies of each woman.
- Put together a scrapbook
with pictures and information about Yukon flora and fauna. Look into
how the Yukon ecosystem might be different today than at the turn of