This unit for the Evolution of Canada as a Multicultural Nation meets the following outcomes for the Grade 5 Social Studies curriculum in an inquiry based model:
a. Describe Canada’s historical and current demographics, including population numbers, age and location
b. Identify trends and challenges in Canada’s demographics
c. Differentiate between refugees and immigrants
d. Explain what motivates newcomers to move to Canada (entrepreneurship, employment, family reunification, refuge, education, reputation as a good place to live)
e. Undertake an inquiry which compares the immigration policies and practices of the 19th century to those of the current era, and assess the results of these policies and practices.
f. Identify the goals of various ethnic and cultural advocacy organizations in Canada, including First Nations, Inuit and Metis organizations, as well as organizations supporting new immigrants to Canada.
g. Identify the historic origin of a variety of place names in Canada and investigate the reason for the naming.
h. Graphically display the country of origin of immigrants to Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries and account for the similarities and differences in the two eras.
i. Examine the Canadian government treatment of various groups of immigrants to Canada (Chinese immigrants in the 1800’s, Japanese Canadians in the 1930’s and 1940’s, Eastern European immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.)
I Can Statement Posters for Grade 5 Social Studies
Aboriginal Heritage of Canada
Relationship of the People to the Land in Canada
Impact of the Environment on the Lives of People Living in Canada
European Influence on Pre-Confederation Society
Political Evolution of Canada
Functions of Governance Structures in Canada
Resources and Wealth
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