Educators and administrators often invite NCC staff, and more recently, the NCC Speakers Bureau into their classrooms. Students have been eager to learn, and teachers have continued to request speakers to share their stories of immigration and integration into Canadian society. We take these request seriously and have come up with a series of outreach modes that you may find useful for your classroom. Here are some options:
1) Lesson Plans & Activities for the Classroom
Working with Teacher trainees at Trent University, the New Canadians Centre has been developing lesson plans and a list of activities with a focus on immigration and cultural diversity that teachers can adapt for their classrooms. We recommend that activities are supplemented by stories told from the perspective of newcomers. Let us know if you would like our Speakers Bureau members to be a part of your lesson plans!
- Click here to download the single-page Toolkit
- Click here to download the Worksheet for the video: If the World Were a Village
- Click here to download the Worksheet for the video: Living in a World of Diversity
- Click hereto download the Worksheet for the activity: Headband of Sterotypes
- Click here for a list of multicultural organizations in Peterborough (compiled by the Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration- PPCII)
- Contact us at email@example.com or (705) 743-0882 if you would like to borrow the videos corresponding with the lesson plans
2) Resources available on the Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration’s website
- podcasts and videos (A wealth of information!)
- Newcomer Integration Toolkit (used to train Social Service agencies, Peterborough-Lakefield Community Police, and many other individuals and organizations in the community, this toolkit provides physical and human resources that will aid in the building of community capacity to support immigrant integration and social inclusion)
- Story Gallery (newcomer to Peterborough share their challenges and successes)
3) Other Videos available at the New Canadians Centre:
- Different, Yet the Same: A Look into Canadian Cultures Today (a video documentary series on the cultures of Canada- cultural groups profiled include Chinese, Chilean, Indian, Iranian, Jamaican, Lebanese, Filipino, Polish, and Somali)
- For Our Kids/Pour nos jeunes: A video for newcomers about parent involvement in education (Includes 17 languages)
- New Moves/Nouvelles vies: An orientation video for newcomer students (Includes 17 languages)
- Culture Profiles Project: A broad range of information about 102 different countries is offered, along with links and suggestions for additional resources. These profiles aim to help Canadians better understand the various cultures they encounter. Information about the Country today, landscape & climate, history, family life, the world of work, sports and recreation, health care, education, communication, food, spirituality, holidays, art & literature, how to learn more… (In both English & French)
4) Resources available on the Canadian Council for Refugees website:
5) Website for Families Trying to Maintain their First Language with their Children:
This website contains ten thousand childrens’ books from around the world in digital form: www.icdlbooks.org.
6) Reading & Writing Resources for ESL learners:
If you have ideas or suggestions you wish to submit, please contact the Outreach Coordinator.