We Are the World! How One Inner City Classroom Is Learning about Immigration, Culture and Being Canadian
Davis-Spinks, Haydée, Our Schools, Our Selves
Grade 6 Teacher, Dovercourt Jr. P.S., TDSB
When I started the year teaching my class of 30 grade 5/6 students at Dovercourt Jr. P.S. in downtown Toronto in the fall of 2007,1 was once again amazed at the diversity in my classroom. On the first day of school, I took pictures of each child, and they each set about making a one-page poster depicting the flag of a country that reflects their family's heritage. These posters became even more personalized as students added small captions about the significance of the flag colours, and the reasons why they may have more than one flag on their poster. Many proudly included the Canadian …
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Publication information: Article title: We Are the World! How One Inner City Classroom Is Learning about Immigration, Culture and Being Canadian. Contributors: Davis-Spinks, Haydée - Author. Magazine title: Our Schools, Our Selves. Volume: 17. Issue: 3 Publication date: Spring 2008. Page number: 125+. © Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.