Early Chinese Canadian Experiences in British Columbia

Early Chinese Canadian Experiences in British Columbia

Invite your students to explore the question, “can graffiti be historically significant?” using our hands-on outreach kit. The kit contains museum object replicas and original document copies for small group work. Students will learn more about primary source documents as evidence and learn how to determine historical significance.  Free loans to BC schools. Ideal for grades 4/5 and 9/10. 

Bamboo Shoots: Chinese Canadian Legacies in BC is an online educational resource for teachers of Grades 5 and 10. By using the images, lesson plans, blackline masters, historical backgrounders and rubrics, you and your students will be part of a legacy initiative to acknowledge the contributions of Chinese Canadians and the historical injustices they faced. 

Read Julie Lawson’s novel White Jade Tiger (ideal for intermediate elementary school students) and immerse yourself in a mystery set in British Columbia in the 1880s, when thousands of Chinese immigrants worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway.