Social studies - Gr. 5.2 Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada

General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the people and the stories of Canada and their ways of life over time, and appreciate the diversity of Canada’s heritage. (from Alberta Education)
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Hyena in petticoats : the story of suffragette Nellie McClung

Hyena in Petticoats: the Story of Suffragette Nellie Mcclung, by Willow Dawson.

Based on a true story about a young First Nations girl who was sent to a residential school. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from despite the efforts of the nuns to force her to do otherwise. Gr.4-6

I am Not a Number by Kathy Kacer and Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis Published by Second Story Press I can't remember how exactly I found out .

FICTION:Mei-ling works hard with her father in Vancouver to earn enough money to bring her mother and little brother to Canada from China, only to have her hopes of reuniting her family dashed by the passage of the Chinese Immigration Act in 1923.

An Ocean Apart: The Gold Mountain Diary of Chin Mei-Ling, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1922 (Dear Canada)

FICTION:A picture book based on a true story about a young First Nations girl who was sent to a residential school. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from despite the efforts of the nuns to force her to do otherwise.

I am Not a Number by Kathy Kacer and Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis Published by Second Story Press I can't remember how exactly I found out .

FICTION:The diary of twelve-year-old Mary Kobayashi, a Japanese Canadian girl living in British Columbia, describing her experiences during World War II, including her family's relocation to an internment camp.

Dear Canada: Torn Apart: The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1941 by Susan Aihoshi IRC & HAM PZ 7 Tor 2012

Chronicles the country’s major waves of immigration, from welcoming early European arrivals to becoming a modern-day safe haven for refugees. The book also acknowledges times when Canada has not been especially welcoming. It explores how each period of immigration has shaped the laws, values, and face of Canada on the way to today’s multicultural society.

971 HUG People from every single country in the world call Canada home. From the very first arrivals as long as years ago—the ancestors of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples—right up until today, people have settled in this country to build a better life.

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A founding member of Cape Dorset’s famed printmaking co-op, Kenojuak Ashevak introduced Inuit art to the world Culture

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