This lesson plan asks students to imagine the difficulties immigrant families encountered when they traveled to the New World. This fictional account portrays one European family’s 1907 arrival in Quebec City and the shipboard circumstances they endured en route. Also represented is the disdain felt by immigration officials and affluent passengers toward the financially-stressed “foreigners.” Following health regulations, officials order one daughter’s deportation because she has a contagious eye disease. The rest of the family cannot afford to accompany her. Although the film does not examine Canada’s immigration policies (other than health regulations) per se, the film could be a springboard for discussion and research on the topic. The lesson plan suggests several avenues of exploration.