STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND

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GRADE 5

Canmore was a community of immigrants who came from around the world to work in the mines. This program examines the experiences of people who came to the Bow Valley and the role the NWMP played in the settlement of western Canada.

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Description

Canmore was a community of immigrants who came from around the world to work in the mines. Using biographies, stories, photographs and other primary sources this program examines the experiences of people who came to the Bow Valley and the role the NWMP played in the settlement of western Canada.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
Written to complement the Grade 5 Social Studies curriculum, Strangers in A Strange Land explores how various immigrant groups contributed to the identity of Lethbridge and southern Alberta. The program addresses the following curriculum objectives:

  • SS 5.2.1 Appreciate the complexity of identity in the Canadian context – Recognize how an understanding of Canadian history and the stories of its peoples contributes to their sense of identity; acknowledge the contributions made by diverse cultural groups to the evolution of Canada
  • SS 5.2.7 Examine, critically, how the Northwest Mounted Police shaped ways of life in Canada – what do stories of the Northwest Mounted Police tell us about the settlement and development of western and northern Canada?
  • SS 5.2.8 Examine, critically, ways of life of non-European immigrants – How do stories of Chinese immigrants (i.e., railway workers) contribute to an understanding of the development of Canada?
  • SS 5.2.9 Examine, critically, how European immigrants shaped ways of life in western Canada – how were European immigrants affected by pressures to conform in western Canada?

Location: Canmore NWMP Barracks
Length: 90 minutes
Cost: $5.00 per student