Urban Studies

Kensington Market & Chinatown

Category Urban Studies

Grades 6-12 (Full Day)

Curriculum Connections Canadian and World Studies, Geography, History, Social Studies, Offsite

Encounter a kaleidoscope of culture in two of Toronto’s most interesting and diverse communities! Your students gain an understanding of changing demographic patterns and uncover the fascinating cultural histories of Kensington Market and Chinatown.

Through guided inquiry and small group exploration, your students will build connections to the diverse identities in Toronto and their related histories and cultures

Key Inquiry Question
How can different immigrant groups leave their mark on our urban landscape?

Program Objectives
By the end of the program, students will:

  • Identify how immigration impacts urban communities over time
  • Describe reasons why ethnic and cultural groups establish neighbourhoods
  • Use appropriate vocabulary as related to immigration and culture

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