You will be assigned a country from which you will then immigrate to
Canada during the 1800's. You will research your roots, your people,
their culture, and their everyday life. Then you will trace their journey
to the New Land and tell of the voyage. Upon your arrival you will describe
your new life.
You will be assigned to teams of four or five. Within each team you
will you decide on the age and role of your character. Give your character
a name and occupation. You will divide up the work according to your
Then begin your research using the Resource section, find information,
maps, and appropriate pictures from the web to paste into your scrapbook.
Each team member must particpate in researching for your scrapbook.
- Learn about your country of origin. Find your country on a world
map, describe it's location and produce a map
- Research a ship which departed from your country and tell its name
and include a passenger list. Describe your journey, how long was
it, and how far did you travel?. On board the ship where were you
permitted to travel? What were the accommodations like? Were there
any difficulties or diseases? Draw a detailed picture of the ship.
Tell where you landed, what part of Canada? Upon
arrival, describe the immigration process. Where there any quarantine
requirements? Were you required to keep your name? Create a sketch
or find an illustration of the New Land.
- From your port of entry, where was your final destination? How far
was it and how long did it take? How did you travel to your new homestead?
Were you able to bring everything with you? Desribe and illustrate
your new home.
- Your new way of life has brought many changes and adjustments: environment,
climate, resources, workload, jobs available, wages, and availability
of supplies. Explain this new way of life using clippings from the
- What other cultures did you interact with? What people already lived
- How was the country run? Who was the leader? Were there any conflicts?
- What customs and traditions did you bring to your new country?
Once your group has gathered all the information and completed your
journal entries, you will assemble the scrapbook and present your experiences
to the class.