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School Program

How We Lived

Grades 4-6

Explore the history of Steveston's diverse community of workers.

Box made of brown fabric with imperial crown pattern, filled with canvas bas and paper tags, along with a paper with the headline: Notice to all Japanese Persons and Persons of Japanese Racial Origin.

Investigate Steveston’s history of immigrant workers from 1890 –1940 through role-play. Students “research” people’s lives as newspaper reporters, by unpacking artefacts, creating a timeline, and exploring the heritage buildings at Britannia Shipyards NHS.

This school program focuses on the following Big Ideas from the BC Curriculum:

· Grade 4: The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people and communities of Canada.

· Grade 5: Immigration and multiculturalism shape Canadian society and identity.

· Grade 6: Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.


$5.00 per student


90 minutes


This program will be impacted by upcoming construction; inquire for availability.