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Benefits/Concerns of Increased Immigration

Socially-based Curriculum Unit

In this unit developed for CGC1D (Geography of Canada, Grade 9 Academic), students will investigate the role immigration has played in developing our society and whether increased immigration in the future is a solution to Canada’s declining birth rate and work force.  Both the benefits and concerns regarding immigration will be explored.  Students will be able to draw their own conclusions as to whether increased immigration will secure Canada’s future.

Main Activities/Performance Tasks:

  • navigate the Statistics Canada website for relevant information
  • gather appropriate information using a graphic organizer
  • illustrate graphically the growth of immigrants in our society (Quattro/Excel)
  • investigate Canada’s point system (evaluate potential immigrants - role playing activity)
  • view various suggested videos
  • analyze the impact of immigrants on our society (socially, economically and politically) -  this can be done through a decision making matrix using research and brainstorming
  • communicate
  • conclude whether an increase in immigration is the key to Canada’s future

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