05 May 2010

New online tool to teach citizenship, civics and Canadian immigration history

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has launched an interactive, online educational resource on Canadian civics, history and citizenship.

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A new online tool for teachers and students will teach about Canadian immigration, history, civics and citizenship.

The online resource has been developed by Canadian immigration to aid teachers and youth, with the first module “A Fun Path to Learning” drawing from material in the new citizenship study guide Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship.

The first module contains games and activities where students can learn about Canada’s history and political institutions. Further modules will offer educational activities to learn about the monarchy and Canadian immigration.

“I encourage students and teachers to explore this new learning resource,” said Minister Kenney.

“This web tool helps promote a solid understanding of Canada’s history, values, symbols and political institutions, and an appreciation of how ethnic and cultural communities have helped shape Canada’s national identity.”

Minister Kenney said a shared understanding of Canada and Canadian history unites all as citizens.

The Canadian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge their Canadian visa applications with the Canadian Embassy.   

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