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History and Immigration

History and Immigration

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History and Immigration Field Trips

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.

QUESTIONS?

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.

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. 

90 minutes | $8 per student
Add Chinatown Walking Tour: $16/student | Add 30 min Garden Tour : $11/student
History and Immigration

Chinatown Walking Tour (All Grades)

Find out what life was like for the people who lived in this historic neighbourhood in the past and enjoy the traditional markets, family associations and fascinating places that still exist today.

A shorter version of this tour is available for younger students.

90 minutes | $13 per student (Gr K-1: 45 mins | $6 per student)
Add Garden Tour or Crossing Borders: $16 per student
LINKS TO EDUCATOR INFORMATION (PDF):

Chinatown Walking Tour FAQ

LINKS TO LEARNING RESOURCES (PDF):

Ancient China Learning Series: Chinatown | Children of Chinatown | Food as Medicine

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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!

120 minutes | $8 per student
Combine with Chinatown Walking Tour: $16 per student
LINKS TO EDUCATOR INFORMATION (PDF):

Information for Educators | Field Trips FAQ 

LINKS TO LEARNING RESOURCES (PDF):

Resources for Educators

Master Fong's Fireworks

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