- Student Worksheet - Bibliography/Resources
EPISODE 21: Saga of Hope
Directed by Juliann Blackmore
A descendant traces two Icelandic
families as their fortunes are made and broken in rural Manitoba at the
turn of the century.
- Founding the colony of New
- Disappointment and consequences
of broken dreams
- Preservation of ancestral
and cultural heritage
- New Iceland
- To learn how the Icelanders
came to settle in Canada
- To appreciate the precariousness
of immigrant settlement
- To understand how ancestral
and cultural heritage are preserved
- Draw a family tree to trace
your ancestry as far back as possible. Piece together information about
long-lost or distant ancestors by talking to living relatives. Try to
extend the family tree beyond its current branches by doing a genealogical
search on the Internet or through an archives located in your familys
place of origin.
- Write a personal essay/story/saga
about your familys history. Interviewing the elder members of
your family would be a good place to start in gathering good stories
and important details.
- Visit your school or local
library and find a novel/movie about ethnic identity and ancestral heritage
to read/view together as a class. Roots, by Arthur Haley is one suggestion.
- Locate and visit the focal-point
of a cultural communitysomething similar to the Tergesen store
or a more formal organization or associationwhere you live. Find
out what role it plays in preserving ethnic heritage.
- Have a class show-and-tell
where each class member brings in a family heirloom (book, bible, photograph,
or any personal object) that has been passed down over generations.