Immigrant Perspectives

Last updated on
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Program Description

Immigrants in turn-of-the-century Canada certainly faced some challenges. Students experience the cultural traditions of Scottish and Chinese settlers on the farm, and learn how culture, economy and technology influenced rural life in Surrey and across the country. Students invoke all 5 senses on this trip - they taste candied ginger, smell green tea, touch teaching collection items, hear stories of immigrant families to Surrey and see archival documents related to the Surrey census and immigration head tax.

Big Ideas
  • Machines are devices that transfer force and energy.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Texts can be understood from different perspectives.
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Media sources can both positively and negatively affect our understanding of important events and issues.
  • Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
  • Trip Details
    City: 
    For Grades: 
    5, 6
    Months Available: 
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Class fee is $79.80