This teacher-friendly package uses the stories of real children today to teach students in grades 4-8 about immigration in Canada, to fight racial stereotypes, and to celebrate how similar we all really are.
This resource begins with whole class activities on relevant vocabulary and immigration patterns in Canada. The next section contains Learning Centres printed on heavier stock for small groups to explore ten of Canada's fascinating ethnic groups.
Each of the ten Learning Centres begins with a story based on interviews with real children, describing their families' experiences with immigration. These stories are followed with Activity Ideas to help students explore their own cultural backgrounds and discover the universal values of all cultures.
Finally, a section of Extended Projects brings the class together again to apply what they have learned to their own communities.
Think of Us contains 10 learning centre activity cards which provide students with stories, information and activities about 10 different ethnic groups: Aboriginal, French, English, German, African/West Indian, East Indian, Vietnamese, Italian, Jewish, Chinese.