Firedamp is set in the 1930's. For teachers using this site or planning to read the play with their students, there are a number of connections to the social studies as well as the language arts curriculum. A detailed document outlining the outcomes covered and providing some suggestions for incorporating the play into the classroom can be accessed here:
This slideshow on the left below, which can be shared in classrooms, will help establish a historical context for students and others who plan to see the play. The history of mining in Lethbridge and of the Imperial Mine in Coalhurst is outlined in the document to the right. You can open a pdf version by clicking the page below.