Module 1, Lesson 1: Why Canada?

Examining Push and Pull Factors

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This is the first of four lessons that examine population changes in Canada.  This lesson will challenge students to think about the factors and implications of immigration. Students will build on their knowledge about push and pull factors. Using profiles from fascinating Filipinos in Canada, students will determine motivations for migration and for choosing Canada as a place to work, live, and thrive. This lesson concludes with a research task which requires students to choose an ethnic group of their interest and examine what brought them to Canada. They will demonstrate their learning through an infographic, immigrant profile, and class presentation.

Key terms: Push and pull factors, Caroline Mangosing, Gelaine Santiago, Mae J. Nam, Alex Chiu, infographics, immigration, migration, emigration


Push/Pull Interviews 

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Caroline Mangosing. Read her interview here.


 

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Gelaine Santiago. Read her interview here.


 

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Mae J. Nam. Read her interview here.


 

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Alex Chiu. Read his interview here.