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Genealogy at School

5th to 8th Grades

The Odyssey of Our Ancestors

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Emigrants from Africa (1982)

Choice 1

You disembark at Toronto where you are met by an immigration official. He takes you to your temporary lodgings where you will stay until you find a job and lodgings of your own. Ontario will not accept your teaching qualifications so you enrol in Teachers College. You find a job cleaning offices at night to help you with living expenses. Continue

Choice 2

You arrive in Toronto where you are met by a friend of your father. He gives you a job in his cleaning business and you live at his home until you get settled and find a place of your own. You fall in love with a member of your host's family and decide to stay in the cleaning business. Continue


Your final destination

Choice 1

Black and white photograph of the audience and boxes of the auditorium, during Expo 67.

Source

Interior view,
Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Expo 67.

You obtain your teaching qualifications for Ontario and find a job teaching in downtown Toronto. You work hard to lose your Ugandan accent. You join a theatre group and meet your future spouse who works as a nurse. You marry and buy a townhouse in the west part of Toronto. You both continue to work and to enjoy the theatre group.

Choice 2

Black and white photograph of a woman in uniform, helping a small child with polio to relearn how to walk -- she is using a doll at the end of a walkway to encourage her patient.

Source

Physiotherapist.

You obtain your teaching qualifications but cannot find a job in Toronto. You move to Hamilton and accept a job in an insurance office. You become frustrated with teaching and decide to go back to school to study physiotherapy.


Your final destination

Choice 1

Black and white photograph of a woman standing in a grocery store aisle.

Source

Woman in a grocery store.

You marry into your host's family and take over many new duties in your father-in-law's business. You and your spouse have two children. You eventually buy out the business from your father-in-law who wants to retire and enjoy his grandchildren.

Choice 2

Black and white photograph of a group of performers in traditional clothing of the Caribbean islands.

Source

West Indian students.

You marry into your host's family and move to Markham where you buy a house and start up a new branch of the business. The new business is doing well. You now have three children and you have joined several interest groups in the community.

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