Bang & Bust


What were the reasons for this
culture leaving their country?

For what were they hoping?

Russian Culture

Salim N.
Kelly H.
Mike F.
Bradon W.
Scott D.
Tess R.
Caitlin S.
Kevin H.

The Russians left Russia to have a better life. The czars were making terrible choices on how to rule. The people didn’t like the fact that the czars were basically dictators. The peasants became like serfs, repressed, and they feared the czar’s army. People were sent to Siberia if they disagreed with the czars. Because they couldn’t leave, they started a war between the peasants and the nobility. The Bolsheviks, a group of Communists used the conflict to come to power. When the Communists took over, they became a big group of dictators. They took away the people’s freedom of religion. The people had to work very hard under the Communists but did not get paid very much. The czars, the revolution, and the Communists made life terrible. Freedom, freedom, freedom. To be able to practice their own religion was very important. Equal rights, freedom of speech and good government were also wanted. To be free to move, better education, a good job and freedom from the revolution is what they expected. The Canadian government advertised by using posters, made the Russians want o come here. They hoped for the freedom to be able to raise their children in a better place.

British Culture

Brittany D.
Flora K.

In 1914, some British people had to make a choice, work with the forces in WW1, or emigrate to Canada. Another reason for leaving was that the British people didn’t have enough money. Lots of British people, especially children, slept in the gutters because they were so poor they didn’t have enough money for food or housing. British women helped orphaned children emigrate to Canada in order to work for farmers. These were some of the reasons why people left Britain at this time. In the early 1900’s, the British immigrants were hoping for a better life in Canada. One hope was to find a better job or even just to get a job. Maybe these jobs would let the immigrants earn more money so they could buy more supplies and land. For the children who were sent to Canada, a healthier environment was also a hope, as well as a job. Some kids only got a little education in Britain, but when they got to Canada, their education was a bit more complete. These were some of the hopes of British immigrants who came to Canada.

German Culture

Katherine M.
Caitlin R.

Germans in the early 1900’s decided to leave their country for different reasons. In 1914 - 1918, W.W.I began and a lot of the houses were bombed. Some Germans decided to leave because of the bombing. Disease and other sicknesses went around throughout different countries so some Germans left so the sickness wouldn’t catch on to them. Money was worthless, so many Germans couldn’t buy anything. Canada was offering better land that was free. This motivated some Germans to come to Canada. German immigrants leaving their country had many hopes. They wanted to have a better life. They wanted to have freedom to practice their own religion. An example of this would be the German Mennonites. Germans hoped for better food and better land. They hoped they could be free from war. These were some of the hopes of the german immigrants.

Scandanavian
Culture


Brendan C.

In Scandinavia at this time the income levels went down! The jobs got more and more scarce every day. Plus the available farming land became less. People would have just enough crops to survive. So they decided to move to the town, but what they did not know was that the income levels and jobs had gone down in the towns and cities as well. So some people decided to leave to make a better life for themselves somewhere else. Some of them hoped for twice as much farmland and more jobs with higher income levels. They wanted to have more money so they could support their families better.

French Culture

Raymond L.

The French went to Canada because back at France they suffered political problems. The government was really weak. The people at work were not payed correctly. Some even weren't payed at all. The Germans were beating them in technology and ecomonic growth. It was like the French stopped everything they did. All the jobs were gone so they went to a different place that had a better government. So you could see there was not a lot of economic growth in France and that was the main reason they left. The French went to Canada because back at France they suffered political problems. The government was really weak. The people at work were not payed correctly. Some even weren't payed at all. The Germans were beating them in technology and ecomonic growth. It was like the French stopped everything they did. All the jobs were gone so they went to a different place that had a better government. So you could see there was not a lot of economic growth in France and that was the main reason they left.

Japanese Culture

Kyle R.

During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Japanese immigrants left Japan for Canada for many reasons. One reason is they really needed more space. Emperor Meji sent the Japanese see what Canada was like and for them to bring back info. Those Japanese who left, saw that Canada had way, way, way more space than Japan and some ended up staying in Canada. They hoped that Japanese people would come and learn about Canada and Canada would learn about Japan. Japan also studied lots and lots about Vancouver because a lot of Japanese people were going to live there. The Japanese hoped Canada would provide work they were familiar with, a climate similar to home and space to grow.

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What did they find in Canada?

What did they face?

(Cooperation, Competition, or Conflict)

Russian Culture

Have you ever experienced being rejected? This is what the Russian immigrants faced. The British, American and Northern Europeans were the preferred immigrants. The Russians, a darker skinned people, were considered inferior. Sometimes the guards would make up stories saying the immigrants were sick so they couldn’t get into Canada. Even if they got in they got the low paying or dangerous jobs. They also had to practice their religion in secret. If the children went to school, they had to learn English. The Russians were persecuted and oppressed if they didn’t follow the British way of doing things. The Russian immigrants faced mostly conflict. The only place they found cooperation was within their own culture. The Canadian government lied majority. In a “ rust free country”, rust was on the plants everywhere! “ Cleared land” was completely covered in forest. There was hardly any free land left as there were so many people rushing to get it and what land that was left was the lousy land where it was too dry, like around Medicine Hat and Drumheller. They didn’t get the respect they hoped for.

British Culture

When the British immigrants came to Canada in the early 1900’s, they were happy because there was a lot of land to farm and fresh air to breathe. They immigrated here because they wanted a better life. They found a lot of jobs and began to earn money. They earned money so that they sold send their children to school. This is what they found in Canada. British immigrants faced both cooperation and conflict. Because they knew the Queen’s English, British immigrants were treated better than other immigrants. They were given better jobs, better land and a lot of supplies to help them get started. The immigrant orphan children sometimes faced conflict because they weren’t treated well by their foster parents/employers. They were beaten, starved and worked like animals. Some chose to fight and some ran away.

German Culture

They key thing Germans found in Canada was freedom. They found that Canada had more land than Germany. The Germans had more freedom especially when it came to practicing religion. Some Germans came to Canada threatened because of their language and the way they looked. Overall, they found more opportunities to do things in Canada than in Germany. Around W.W.I, no one welcomed the German immigrants to Canada because they were the enemies of Britain. The British, Irish, Scottish and other groups from Europe were welcome, instead, because they were friends of the Canadians. Until the Canadians found out the Germans were good workers and were artistic, they were not welcome and faced prejudice.

Scandanavian
Culture

The Scandinavians found more money, more jobs and more farmland to grow crops to support their families with food. Now that they had moved to Canada, if the season was bad for the crops, they could go and get a job in the town and would be paid twice as much money as the would working on the farm land. This way they could support their families better during the winter because there was more opportunities for them. Everything that the Scandinavian people hoped for became true. They got into first class on the boats over to Canada and most of them avoided deportation. It was a good trip for them because they were excepted into Canada as white people. At first, a lot of Scandinavians wanted to move to America. However, they were refused because they had too many Scandinavian people already, so they came to Canada. Soon afterwords, some of the Scandinavians who were living in America moved to Canada because of all the opportunities.

French Culture

The French went to Canada because back at France they suffered political problems. The government was really weak. The people at work were not payed correctly. Some even weren't payed at all. The Germans were beating them in technology and ecomonic growth. It was like the French stopped everything they did. All the jobs were gone so they went to a different place that had a better government. So you could see there was not a lot of economic growth in France and that was the main reason they left. The French faced three things: Competition,Conflict,
and Cooperation. The French had competition with other people who wanted free land. They experienced conflict with others when they had to fight for the land available. They experienced cooperation when they were able to practice their religion and speak the French language.

Japanese Culture

The Japanese found that Canada had more space and they found that Canada had better jobs such as fishing, and a mild climate, especially on the West coast. But, the Japanese didn’t all live in Vancouver because some people farmed. They found that the government was mostly run by the English. The British government saw the Japanese as non-preferred immigrants and made it harder to immigrate to Canada. The school sytem in Canada was like the British school system in a lot of ways, so eveyone had to learn English and British values. Japanese people coming to Canada in the early 1900’s faced hardships because of language and the fact they weren’t especially wanted by the Canadian government. Around the Vancouver area, Japanese immigrants helped set up fishing businesses. This showed cooperation with the Japanese people. Some Japanese experienced special hardships because they were so different from the British. One hardship was they tried to learn the language that Canada was trying to teach them, but it was really hard.

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How has this culture
changed Canada?

How has Canada
changed this culture?

Russian Culture

Russian immigrants changed Canada when they came in the early 1900’s. The population grew so quickly that the British lost some control. They also opened up the prairies. Ballet, the balalaika, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky are now part of Canadian culture. Slavic countries brought food like: borsht, holupchi, caviar, nochinka and bobka. They also brought recipes that used dill, garlic, mushrooms and poppy seeds. Ukrainian Easter eggs, called pysanky, excite many Canadians at Easter. Russians changed Canada in many positive ways. Young Russians lost their culture faster than their parents or grandparents. Many started to practice another religion and language. Many of today's top hockey players are Russian. Big changes were in lifestyle and personal values. There are now connections back to Russia so Canadian ideas and things are taken/sent back to their homeland.

British Culture

The British changed Canada in many ways. Cities became more crowded as more and more people immigrated to Canada. Because Canada was a British colony, the government was set up according to British rules. There are a lot of places in Canada named after British locations and people, such as York (Toronto), Vancouver, Victoria, and Prince Edward Island to name a few. These are a few of the ways the British have changed Canada. Canada has changed the British culture as well. Some British have chosen to learn French, Canada’s other official language. So many other cultures that came to live in Canada have brought with them new ways of building and architecture. The British have learned new ideas about doing things and have become better people as a result.

German Culture

Germans changed Canada by showing them different ways of doing things. They helped Canadians do different jobs such as being mechanics, making beer and wine, doctors, lawyers and shop owners to name a few. Canada now has more experiences with other cultures, languages, religions, food and clothing. Where would we be without Black Forest Cake? Canada gave Germans opportunities to do things and be free. They wanted to help Germans so that the Germans would help them. Canada provided freedom so they could practice their religion and so they could have the courage to do what was right rather then be told to do things like they had been in Germany. German immigrants have become true and loyal Canadians.

Scandanvian
Culture

Everything that the Scandinavian people hoped for became true. They got into first class on the boats over to Canada and most of them avoided deportation. It was a good trip for them because they were excepted into Canada as white people. At first, a lot of Scandinavians wanted to move to America. However, they were refused because they had too many Scandinavian people already, so they came to Canada. Soon afterwords, some of the Scandinavians who were living in America moved to Canada because of all the opportuitties. Canada has changed Scandinavia in many different ways. They changed Scandinavians into Canadians, especially through the English language. Their source of food and what they ate was all changed. Their main source of food when they lived in Scandinavia was fish. And now that they lived in Canada they had to rely on farming as jobs and therefore their food was more plants and animals.

French Culture

The French changed the culture by bringing in new foods,dances,architecture,etc. The French brought in new foods like creme brulee which is a dessert, soufflee and omelets. They even brought 300 kinds of cheese to Canada. Celine Dion has made music and won a lot of Music Awards. The French even introduced “Hoquet” meaning hockey. You can see lots of things that the French brought here. Canada has done a lot for the French culture. It is a bilingual country and French is the second language because of the British North America Act. Most Canadians like the fact that Canada is a bilingual country and is unique. Canada gave a lot of opportunities to the French people who came here. They were able to find peace. Even though Canada was involved with 2 World Wars, the fighting wasn’t in Canada. In the end, the French had a way better life.

Japanese Culture

Japanese immigrants and their culture have changed Canada in a number of ways. Japanese people had a big impact on fishing along the coast of Canada. When the Japanese immigrants came, they had a different language than the British-Canadians. They indroduced sports like karate, judo, and sumo wrestling. Some foods they brought were sushi(raw fish) and hobbies like bonsaii gardening, flower arranging, ink painting, origami, tea ceremonies and many others. Since the early 1900’s, Canada has changed the culture of Japanese immigrants in lots of ways. One way was language. Another way has been the indroduction of new kinds of jobs, besides the jobs they already knew. Our clothes were way different than the Japanese because they weren’t the same culture and climate as us. New foods became available to the immigrants such as red meats, milk and other dairy pruducts. The new diet has changed the Japanese bodies. They are getting taller than before. Canada had, as well, new stuff such as electricity and indoor plumbing. Canada changed Japanese immigrants by introducing all these things to them.

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