Immigration and Multiculturalism in British Columbia

Grade: 5
May 9 - 25
$90/class. 90 minutes

The program examines all the factors involved in emigration and immigration, including discriminatory policies of the Canadian government. Students will learn about the challenges of settling in a new country as well as the contributions immigrants have made to their new home, Canada. The program features portions of the new Royal BC Museum Chinese Historical Wrongs Outreach Kit.

Learning Standards

  • Sequence objects, images, and events, and recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes in the past and present. (continuity and change)
  • Make ethical judgements about events, decisions, and actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place and assess appropriate ways to respond
  • Differentiate between intended and unintended consequences of events, decisions, and developments, and speculate about alternative outcomes (cause and consequence)
  • Students will learn about the changing nature of Canadian immigration over time
  • Students will be introduced to past discriminatory government policies and actions

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Langley Centennial Museum