Immigrants of Distinction Award Recipients: http://www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca/ida/recipients
Read a few of these stories about these outstanding people!
Go back and re-read one of the stories that jumped out at you and respond to these questions that we will discuss as a class later:
1. How has this person’s way of life changed?
e.g., new job, increased access to medical services or education
2. What challenges or hardships has s/he experienced?
e.g., new language, different foods, unfamiliar customs, loneliness
3. What contributions has s/he made to the new community?
e.g., special skills, cultural traditions, beliefs.
4. How had the community changed because of this person?
e.g., increased diversity, exposure to new cultural traditions, foods, clothing styles, languages?
Questions adapted from a Learn Alberta Critical Challenge: http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ssoc5/html/creatingacommemorativebox_cc.html.