National Flag of Canada Day: A look at the forgotten runners-up to the beloved Maple Leaf

Students are asked to first look at six primary source photographs of children passing through Ellis Island. The kids will then choose a child to focus in on and write an "I Am" poem from this child's point of view.For those who have not used an " I Am" poem before, please take a look at the sample picture in the above sample.This requires students to think critically about the topic of immigration, taking the feelings, thoughts and emotions of immigrants into consideration when writing…

"I Am" Poem Immigration Activity Using Primary Sources

Students are asked to first look at six primary source photographs of children passing through Ellis Island. The kids will then choose a child to focus in on and write an "I Am" poem from this child's point of view.For those who have not used an " I Am" poem before, please take a look at the sample picture in the above sample.This requires students to think critically about the topic of immigration, taking the feelings, thoughts and emotions of immigrants into consideration when writing…

These Great Depression photos found in government archives changed what people thought they knew..

Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Great Depression

These Great Depression photos found in government archives changed what people thought they knew..

Causes of the Great Depression Graphic Organizer

Causes of the Great Depression Graphic Organizer

"In 1914 Gurdit Singh, a Sikh leader, hired a ship, the Komagata Maru, to make a non-stop voyage from India to Vancouver. The ship arrived with 376 potential immigrants. Canadian immigration officials would not allow the men to get off the ship. After 2 months of negotiations only 20 men were allowed to stay in Canada. The rest had to remain on the ship, which was escorted back to sea to return to India. This was the first official act of the recently formed Royal Canadian Navy." Deir, 2000

"In 1914 Gurdit Singh, a Sikh leader, hired a ship, the Komagata Maru, to make a non-stop voyage from India to Vancouver. The ship arrived with 376 potential immigrants. Canadian immigration officials would not allow the men to get off the ship. After 2 months of negotiations only 20 men were allowed to stay in Canada. The rest had to remain on the ship, which was escorted back to sea to return to India. This was the first official act of the recently formed Royal Canadian Navy." Deir, 2000

"Hands Held High", the cover by Linkin Park. It reflects on the view of a Chinese worker working to build the Railway, they have been treated unfairly.

A cover of Hands Held High by Linkin Park about the Canadian Pacific Railway. This cover reflects on the view of a Chinese worker working to build the Railwa.

Series of books on discrimination & injustice in Canadian history. Includes: Komagata Maru Residential Schools Chinese Head Tax Japanese Canadian Internment Italian Canadian Internment http://www.lorimer.ca/rightingcanadaswrongs/

Book: Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Komagata Maru and Canada's Anti-Indian Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century - Immigrants Canada Store

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