Asian Migration in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

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This resource introduces students to global demographic shifts during the 19th and early 20th centuries, specifically patterns of migration from Asia to Canada. 

The PDF available on this page includes launch activities, lesson challenges, briefing sheets for migration from three parts of Asia (China, Japan, and South Asia), a case study on Chinese and Indian migration to Malaya, and all required activity and assessment sheets. Image sets can be found below. To view all of the lesson materials included in this module, please visit our teacher resources section at the bottom of this page. 

These materials support the British Columbia (BC) Social Studies curriculum for Grade 9, which focuses on world events from 1750-1919.

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