Canadian immigration launches new online resource to help the study of civics, history and citizenship
05 May 2010
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Immigration Minister Kenney recently launched a new interactive online resource, part of the official Canadian immigration website that covers civics, history, and citizenship specifically for students and teachers.
The first module of the new internet based resource is called "A Fun Path to Learning" and is based on the new citizenship study guide Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. Through games and activities the interactive guide will help students leave about Canada's history and political institutions. There will be future modules that will help you learn about the monarchy and immigration.
"I encourage students and teachers to explore this new learning resource," said Immigration Minister Kenney. "When I launched Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, I said that it wasn't just for newcomers – but, indeed, all Canadians. 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."
According to Canadian Immigration the new internet based resource "A Fun Path to Learning" provides "interesting, challenging and fun learning opportunities for elementary, junior and high school students, their teachers, and even their parents".
Immigration Minister Kenney went onto say:
"A shared understanding of Canada and Canadian history unites us all as citizens."