- Student Worksheet - Bibliography/Resources
EPISODE 19: The Magnificent
Directed by Laurence Green
A privileged Dutch woman,
Jane Aberson, settled in Dauphin, Manitoba in the 1920s. She wrote letters
home that were turned into "how to" columns for other Dutch immigrants
coming to Canada.
- Elusiveness of the immigrant
- Strength in co-operation
- Integration and assimilation
of ethnic identity
- Immigrant Dream/Immigration
- Immigrant Recruiting/Immigration
- Credit Union
- War Effort
- To understand how immigrant's
experiences might be cause for disappointment or second thoughts
- To be aware of the force
of co-operation in creating valued and effective community organizations
- To appreciate the experience
of the immigrant in deciding to integrate or assimilate
- Discuss in class why the
Abersons, coming from a background of privilege, would choose a pioneering
life of hard work and adventure in Canada.
- Create an immigration poster
(draw, paint, make a collage or use a computer) that would accurately
tell potential immigrants from another country what living in Canada
would be like today or in the past?
- Research the history of
credit unions in Canada and write an essay detailing their existence
from their time of origin to the present day.
- In the film, the Aberson's
son says it really is the children that benefit from the immigrant experience.
Write a short essay explaining the advantages and disadvantages of being
a young immigrant, or being born to immigrant parents.
- Contact a co-operative,
volunteer or charitable organization in your community that is set up
to help immigrants adjust to their new environment. Interview a few
people who provide the services as well as a few clients who use the
services. Prepare a report for your class. Or invite a couple of the
people you interview to visit your class and share their experiences