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strangers becoming us - elementary
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Strangers Becoming Us - Elementary program cover Strangers Becoming Us is a resource for grades 4 — 8 that guides students to a greater understanding of multiculturalism, citizenship, and what it means to be a new Canadian. It is designed for use in Social Science/Social Studies and ESL programs.

The resource includes

  • a Teacher's Guide that includes all lesson plans and student activity sheets
  • an audio CD of several instalments of a "radio show" including interviews with children and relevant experts
  • a full transcript of the CD

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Strangers Becoming Us - Elementary Teacher's Guide
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Strangers Becoming Us - CD Transcript
sbuelementary_trans_sample_en.pdf (PDF, 60KB)

Thank you to our sponsor

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Thanks also to the following organizations for their support

Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement

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Lord Dufferin Public School, Toronto

Ramer Wood Public School, Markham

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