This activity will involve analyzing textual primary sources about Chinese immigration during the mid to late 1800s in Canada. The
purpose of this activity is to give students practice in analyzing digital primary sources, to understand the context in which the sources
were made, and to investigate the causes and consequences of opinions and actions on economic, political, social, and cultural
Incorporating sources from UBC Library’s Open Collections into your classroom can help students build their
historical thinking through analyzing, contextualizing, and inferring using historical texts.
Sequence objects, images, or events, and recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes in the past and present (continuity and change)
Differentiate between short- and long-term causes, and intended and unintended consequences, of events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence)
Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective)
Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place, and assess appropriate ways to respond(ethical judgment)
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