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EPISODE: 7 "Sons And Daughters:
The Italians of Schreiber"
Directed by Patricia Fogliato and David Mortin
Patricia Fogliato and David
Mortin follow the migration of several neighbours from Calabria, Italy,
to the town of Schreiber, Ontario, where immigrants found work on the
Canadian Pacific Railway. The film traces these families to their great-grandchildren
- The unity within the Italian
- The contributions to Canadian
society by Italian Canadians
- Assimilation and cultural
- To comprehend the contributing
factors of Italian immigration to Canada
- To understanding basic Italian
customs and beliefs
- Appreciation of the contributions
of Italian Canadians to the development of Canada
- Contact your local Italian
club. Interview one of the members on their recollections of Italy and
their views on the role of the family.
- Research the Last Spike
and the impact the Railway had on the development of Canada. In particular
focus on the working conditions for the residents of Northern Ontario.
- Research your own families
traditional views on the roles that men and women should play in the
- The church and the family
should be the two most important things in a person's life. As a class,
debate this statement.
- Listen to any Italian opera
recording. Research any opera and produce an advertisement poster for
that particular opera.
- Research traditional Italian
foods and how Italian weather, land use and economics contributed to
their popularity. Prepare the foods at a feast day in class.
- Many Italian children receive
a quality education and choose to return to Schreiber. Find an individual
in your local community who has left, and has since chosen to return.
Interview them, focussing on why they have returned to their hometown.
- Schreiber's main source
of employment has historically been the railway. Locate Schreiber on
a map and develop five alternative employment suggestions for the community.
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