Cannery Stories

Last updated on
Thursday, June 13th, 2024
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Program Description

Early cannery workers faced discrimination based on race and gender inside and outside of the canneries. These workers fought that discrimination through various means, including letter writing, suing the government, volunteering in their communities, and acting as allies. Cannery Stories consists of a modified Canning Line tour specific to jobs the characters in the activity had, and a small-group activity to learn about one specific worker and their struggles.

Big Ideas
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    Packages Provided: 
    No Packages Provided
    Fee Details
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    Fee Notes: 

    1 Free Adult (teacher or parent chaperone) for every 5 paid students // Free Parking at our site // Free lunch space for up to 40 students if needed // CANCELLATION FEES APPLY IF CANCELLED WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF BOOKING.

    Additional Notes

    The Cannery Stories program is 1hr 45 minutes long and we can accommodate 2 classes (30 students) per time slot. We customize our programs to meet your grade level and learning objectives. Please contact us for special requests and questions.