Social Studies 3, Outcome 2:
Students will examine the origins of diverse peoples in their province and their expression of culture, including Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, Mi’Kmaq including Treaty Education and additional cultural groups.
Students will be able to demonstrate some understanding of the reasons why Gaels came to Nova Scotia.
- Be familiarized with the some of the social pressures causing Gaels to leave Scotland.
- Be able to speak about what life was like for Gaels in Scotland.
- Note differences in the landscape of the Scottish Highlands and Islands versus that of Nova Scotia.
- Recognize a pattern in the settlement of Gaels in Nova Scotia.
- Find Scotland on a map of the world. Note it's relation to Nova Scotia.
- Read and discuss "Who are the Gaels" and "Why Did the Gaels Come to Nova Scotia?"
- Read "Gaelic Immigration"
- Refer to the gallery "Regions of the Gàidhealtachd"
- Print and hand out "Regions in the Gàidhealtachd" (566 KB PDF). Colour the Map (305KB PDF)showing patterns of settlement.
Review and Reflection
- What do we notice about the pattern of settlement?
- What would be some good reasons to emigrate? What are some reasons against it?
- How are the places the Gaels came from different from Nova Scotia?