Irish immigration to Canada till 1850
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These 8 lessons will consist of a brief history of Irish Immigration to Canada, as a means for students to understand the themes of immigration as a whole in Canada in the 19th century. Using the Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts, it will begin with an examination of the conflict within Ireland and move forward to the potato famine that caused emigration from the country. The lessons will continue touching on the conditions of the ships, and the sickness and death that came with their arrival. The lessons will end with a summative assignment on commemoration and celebration of these groups, that is introduced in the third lesson and presented to the class in the last. The end lessons will also consist of how the Irish in Canada are celebrated today and where students can go to find out more information.