Welcome to Canada
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PBS Learning Media
Human rights, Islamophobia
Curriculum – general, Curriculum – K-12, Film / video

Fowles, M., & Loften, A. (Directors). (2017). Welcome to Canada [Video]. PBS Learning Media.


This video for students in grades 9-12 “tells the story of Mohammed Alsaleh, a young Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada in 2014, who is now counseling newly arrived refugees. In this lesson, students explore through classroom discussions the themes of cultural displacement, human rights, and resilience. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story” (paras. 1-2).

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The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.

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