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Chapter 4

WHERE DO NEW CANADIANS COME FROM?

INTRODUCTION

Each year many people from around the world choose Canada as their new home. These people emigrate from countries around the world to cities in each of our provinces.

THE TASK

You have been asked to write an article that can be published in the newspaper about new Canadians in a city near you. Your editor has asked you to tell the readers where new Canadians have come from and which cities they choose to live in. Your article should tell readers how many people come from each area of the world to live in Canada (e.g. Europe, Asia, etc.) as well as which cities have the most or least immigrants. Give some examples.

THE PROCESS

  1. Find one way to create your schedule for each of the activities (homework, chores, and other activities). Check to make sure that the totals are correct.

  2. Choose one city from the Immigrant Population: Statistics Canada Data website for your article. For more of a challenge, choose 2 cities and compare them in your article.

  3. Find out the total number of people who emigrated from Europe and the total number of people who emigrated from Asia to the city you have chosen.

  4. Write 4 or 5 interesting pieces of information you have learned from the chart that you could include in your article. Use the Immigration Worksheet if you wish.

  5. Write your newspaper article.

  6. Choose a title for your article.

RESOURCES

Websites:

Immigrant Population: Statistics Canada Data

Files:

Immigration Worksheet

Materials:

Atlas

Calculator

 

ASSESSMENT

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Problem Solving

Make a Plan

•  I did not have   a plan to help me find information to put in my article.

•  I had a partial plan to help me find information to put in my article.

•  I had an appropriate plan to help me find information to put in my article.

•  I had a thorough plan to help me find information to put in my article.

 

Application of Procedures:

Addition and Subtraction

•    I made major errors and/or omissions when adding and subtracting up to 4-digit numbers.

•  I made several errors and/or omissions when adding and subtracting up to 4-digit numbers.

•  I made only a few minor errors and/or omissions when adding and subtracting up to 4-digit numbers.

•  I made almost no errors when adding and subtracting up to 4-digit numbers.

Communication

•    My explanations were incomplete or inaccurate.

•  I used very few math words, numbers and diagrams.

•  I gave partial explanations.

•  I used simple words, numbers and diagrams.

•  I gave complete, clear and logical explanations.

•  I used appropriate math words, numbers and diagrams.

•  I gave thorough, complete and insightful explanations.

•  I used a range of math words, numbers and diagrams.

 

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