History and Immigration Field Trips and Resources
Our Garden in Chinatown is the perfect place to bring history to life. Programs in this section discuss content such as immigration and race, and discriminatory government policies and their legacies. Themes relate directly to the Social Studies curriculum.
Other Social Studies content covered here includes Chinese inventions and innovation.
For Grades 4 and up.
Contact our Education Programs Coordinator to customize your visit. We are happy to work with you to create a meaningful and memorable day for your group.
Chinese Canadian History Resources
There are many excellent resources available about the important history of the Chinese Canadian experience.
Discover places to visit plus recommendations for websites, books and films.
Crossing Borders: An Immigrant's Tale (Grades 4 and up)
Using our immigration suitcases and other materials, learn about the objects, stories, and lives of Chinese immigrants and those they interacted with in ‘Gold Mountain’ from the mid-1800s onwards.
For the second part of the program, teachers can choose between a Garden Tour, exploring the cultural background of the first Chinese Immigrants, or a mini-Chinatown Walk in our immediate neighbourhood, looking at some of architecture and stories from the early days of Chinatown.
90 minutes | $8 per student
LINKS TO LEARNING RESOURCES (PDF):
Master Fong's Fireworks (Grades 4 and up)
Many things were invented by the Ancient Chinese, including fireworks. Learn about Chinese inventions in the Garden, and end the program by launching Alka-Seltzer fire arrows!