Gen. Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how the political, demographic,
economic and social changes that have occurred
since Confederation have presented challenges and
opportunities for individuals and communities. (from Alberta Education)
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.
Between 1928 and 1971, Pier 21 was the gateway of Canada. It welcomed over a million people. It saw many Canadians leave, including 368,000 soldiers who sailed overseas during the Second World War. This is the story of Pier 21 and the many people who passed through it, the war brides and their children, the returning warriors, and the refugees from war-torn Europe and beyond. It examines the importance of Canada’s “Ellis Island” and its role today as a historical center.
FICTION:Naomi remebers the pains of her childhood after her aunt and uncle pass away. Another aunt, Emily Kato, convinces Naiomi to move to Toronto and become involve in the Japaneses Canadian fight for redress.
Righting Canada'S Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax And Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies In The Twentieth Century - Immigrants Canada Store
Website: First Nations & Métis Veterans Kit: from the Edmonton Public School Board
FICTION:-Thirteen years after the publication of Tales from Gold Mountain, Yee returns with these 10 ghost stories, all infused with the experiences of Chinese immigrants who came in search of wealth in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.
Explores the characters and events that have shaped Canada. Through Confederation, two world wars, Depression, and post-war prosperity, Canada has risen to become the free country we know today.
Historical and modern-day examples show how natural habitats and wilderness areas are being destroyed to expand farmland and towns and cities, and how increasing urbanization of populations is adding to the problem of carbon emissions that cause climate change.
FICTION. Based on the life and writings od Susanna Moodie, this book tells of Susanna's early life in England, her determination to become a writer and her life as a pioneer in the "Backwoods" of Canada with her husband and growing family