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Cultural Mosaic

  1. Culture, in anthropology, the patterns of behaviour and thinking that people living in social groups learn, create, and share. Culture distinguishes one human group from others. It also distinguishes humans from other animals. A people's culture includes their beliefs, rules of behaviour, language, rituals, art, technology, styles of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, and political and economic systems.
  2. Mosaics, works of art of surface decorations, composed of variously colored small pieces of glass, stone, ceramics, or other materials. Although mosaic decoration is most frequently found on floors and wall and ceiling surfaces, closely set colored components, or tesserae, may also be applied to sculptures, panels, and other objects.
  3. Ethnic Groups in Canada, groups of people in Canada who share the same history and culture. There are about 120 different ethnic groups in Canada, and many have maintained their own languages and cultures. Canada has been described as a cultural mosaic where ethnic groups remain distinct. In contrast the United States is characterized as a melting pot in which ethnic identities are absorbed by a larger American identity. Through a policy called multiculturalism, the Canadian government officially encourages each of Canada's ethnic groups to preserve its own heritage and to share it with the rest of the Canadian population.
  4. Canadian Culture is a Culture of its own with many different races, customs, traditions, and more. The opinion of the government is that Canada has a British and French heritage.
  5. Yes, The above does apply to me because I have a different heritage then a Canadian, I have a heritage that of a different nation. And traditions, which are my own.
  6. Yes, the above does apply to my school. At our school we have allot of different children from different places, with different traditions and customs.
  7. No I do not agree with the House of Commons, I think that any one person with a different culture or background should be recognized for what they are and not discarded of it because they are a minority.

First Stage

Occurred 70,000 years ago. At this time natives from Europe and Africa came to Canada over the temporary ice bridge though Alaska and Kamchatka(Russia).

Second Stage

Occurred between 1600 and 1760. During this period of time Europeans settled eastern Canada. British settlers landed in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, and French settled along St. Lawrence river. This period was ended when the British defeated the French

Third Stage

This stage occurred during 1760 to 1812. During this period of time people from America were immigrating to Canada, until 1812 when the war broke out between Canada and America.

Fourth Stage

During 1814 to 1900 occurred the fourth stage. Over this period of time people from Scotland, Britain and Ireland came to Canada. Also Americans came but they were of British and French heritage.

Fifth Stage

The fifth stage occurred during 1900 and 1930. During the fifth stage many immigrants came and there was an economic depression and the start of world war II.

Sixth Stage

The finial stage occurred between 1945 and 1975. During this time many multicultural sub groups in Canada were formed because of all the different types of races immigrating to Canada.


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Last modified: May 13, 2001