- Student Worksheet - Bibliography/Resources
EPISODE 13: A Land
As Green As The Sea
Directed by Tom Radford
Director Tom Radford traces
his Scottish roots in Canada, the United States and back to Scotland through
Celtic music and the travels of his immigrant grandparents. As Tom Radford
discovers his ancestral background he also discovers the meaning of music
and memory to the Scots.
- The reasons behind Scottish
- The role Scottish immigration
played in the development of Canada
- The importance of music
in the lives of the Scots
- United Empire Loyalist
- Highland Clearances
- Family Compact
- Black Watch
- To appreciate the significant
role the Scottish immigrants have made to the development of Canada
- To understand the importance
of Scottish culture, through music and clans
- To recognize the impact
of exile and the reasons behind Scottish immigration
- Many Scots came to North
America because of the Highland Clearances; an event that has bitter
memories for many Scots. Research this event in Scottish history. Compare
it to other events you have studied that are similar.
- One of the most famous Scottish
writers is Robbie Burns, who has come to symbolize so much of what is
Scotland. Research Robbie Burns and his writings, including his Ode
To A Haggis and Auld Lang Syne.
- Many people of Scottish
ancestry have played a very important role in the development of Canada.
Research one of these individuals and present a three minute biographical
presentation. Be sure to include their contribution to Canada in your
presentation. Some might include: Alexander Mackenzie, Sir John A. MacDonald,
William Lyon Mackenzie King, Harold Innis, Norman Bethune, Farley Mowat.
- One of the most famous military
regiments in Canadian history is the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment).
Write a report on their contribution to Canada's war effort and internal
- Trace the route of your
own family's immigration. In an essay of 500 words, explore what your
immigrant ancestors might have missed about their country of their origin.
- Bring a piper to class.
Have them play traditional Scottish bagpipe music and give the class
a lesson on the history of the bagpipe.
- Pretend you have been exiled
from your homeland in one of the Scottish Clearances. In diary form,
write about the experience of leaving: what you had to leave behind,
where you will go next, how to get there, what it is like settling.
- Research the Scottish Clan
system. In your research, be sure to determine the reasons for their
development, how the clans are organized, the geographical location
of the clans, and problems / conflicts that developed.
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