This lesson can be delivered with an Arts focus (storytelling, visual arts, drama) or with a climate change focus (human impact on the island). Just let us know!
Visit the iconic Toronto Island Lighthouse and listen to the story of the first lighthouse keeper being told inside. Climb the stairs and enjoy the view and then have a discussion about the story and the surrounding lands. Discuss how immigrants have helped shape not just the city of Toronto but the whole of Canada and what the future of those immigrants and Canada’s indigenous peoples could be.
Curriculum Connections: Art, social studies.