Canada grew from the many cultures that immigrated to Canada, and not without difficulty or hardship. This resource will aid you when teaching your students about the development of Canada from an immigration viewpoint. The information in this unit can be reproducible handouts or used on a whiteboard for large group lessons and/or to supplement the teacher’s knowledge of citizenship and immigration in Canada and how to become a Canadian citizen. The information may be used in any order and you can select the amount of information needed for your students. A dictionary of terminology associated with citizenship and immigration has been provided and we suggest reproducing it for your students.
• understand what citizenship in Canada involves
• understand why people choose to become Canadian citizens
• understand the difference between “citizenship” and “immigration”
• understand why people choose to emigrate to Canada
• describe the process/steps involved in becoming a Canadian citizen
• describe how Canadian citizenship is celebrated
• understand the history of immigration in Canada
• explain how the immigration process works today
• compare immigration laws of today with those of twenty years ago
• name the main points of entry through which immigrants to Canada come
• tell from where immigrants to Canada come and why
• explain how specific immigrants have made a contribution to Canada
The 10 lesson plans and a unit test & 3 research activities help you teach Citizenship and Immigration.
The lesson plans are a guide for ideas on how to introduce, teach, and reinforce the various aspects of Citizenship and Immigration in Canada and the process involved for immigrants to become Canadian citizens. A follow-up is provided for each lesson.
Lesson One: Introduction
Lesson Two: The First Immigrants
Lesson Three: The Great Migrations
Lesson Four: Immigration Before And After World War II
Lesson Five: Causes Of Immigration And The Immigrant Experience
Lesson Six: Immigration Laws Before 1945
Lesson Seven: Immigration Laws After 1945
Lesson Eight: Points Of Entry Into Canada
Lesson Nine: Becoming A Canadian Citizen
Lesson Ten: Immigrants Who Have Made A Difference
This book supports many of the fundamental concepts and learning outcomes from the curriculum for these provinces: Alberta, Grade 5, Canada, The Land, Histories & Stories, 5.3 Canada, Shaping & Identifying; Ontario Grade 5, Canada & World Connections, Aspects of Citizenship; Saskatchewan, Grade 8, Social Studies, Interactions & Interdependence of Nations, Power & Authority.
96 pages including an answer key.