Canadians of Chinese Descent

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Oppressed, poor and starving, thousands of gold rush-bound Chinese left home in the mid-1800s. Many came to Canada hoping to solve their misfortunes. Few did. Instead, Chinese immigrants faced hardship and racism. The reward they got for helping build Canada’s transcontinental railway was a series of discriminatory laws and head taxes, and eventually the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1923.

One hundred years later, you can read in the September Kayak about how these unwanted non-citizens struggled to survive and eventually thrive. “Beyond Gold Mountain: Canadians of Chinese Ancestry” is a rare nugget of a magazine, showcasing little-known truths about our nation’s story. Readers learn through factual features, fun snippets, games and an original fiction story and comic. The co-editor of this issue is Debbie Jiang, part-teacher, part-sleuth. All the artwork is by illustrators of Chinese heritage.

PLUS you’ll have access to free lesson plans and resources.

Kayak is aimed at grades 2–7.

Please note: Due to high demand we are out of print copies of the magazine. You may still register for the digital version and educational resources.

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