Understanding Immigration

  • Please enjoy a number of activities, discussions, and readings that can be used to build background knowledge on this topic. Students can talk about their own family experience of immigration and become more understanding of the stories of others. 
  • Encourage students to ask a parent or grandparent how or why their own family decided to immigrate to BC and or Canada. Students can take turns to present their findings to the class.
  • If immigrants are seeking a better life, is that what they find? Interview students who have come to Canada most recently. What is it like to come to a new country? What things do they miss from their old country? Note 5 problems, 5 good things, and 5 funny things.