Overall Objective This unit will challenge students to examine and evaluate the impact of cultural diversity on their communities and on Canadian life in general.
Grade level Advanced 9–12 and beyond. This unit can be adapted to younger grades and different courses of study in various Canadian provinces and territories.
Content Areas History Geography Citizenship Social Studies Politics
Materials Required (Teachers can select an option based on available materials.) Option A: Laptop & Projector Option B: Computer lab Chart paper, whiteboard, poster board, and student selected art media.
Summary Using film excerpts, photo archives and school and community archival material, this unit asks students to examine the impact of cultural diversity on Canadian communities, from both a historical and contemporary perspective. In addressing the issues surrounding cultural diversity, students will discover the many positive impacts of cultural diversity, such as language and religious tolerance and racial harmony, particularly in their school, local community and in Canada as a nation.