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Raising Children in a German-Canadian Household: The Importance of Language and Culture

Item

Title

Raising Children in a German-Canadian Household: The Importance of Language and Culture

Rights

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Type

Moving Image

Creator

Laura Friesen

Date

1990s, 2000s, 2010s

Description

This portrait follows the life of a German woman, Kordula, who immigrated to southwestern Ontario in 1999 in order to farm. The portrait specifically focuses on her journey in raising her children in a German-Canadian household. The portrait captures how she tried to preserve German traditions and the German language while raising her children amidst the backdrop of southwestern Ontario. It touches on why language is important to her and her children’s upbringing, indicating that it has allowed them to foster their German-Canadian identity. She also gives advice for families who have immigrated, and wish to continue teaching their children about their culture.

Format

Video

Language

English and German

Place

Arnsberg-Vosswinkel, Germany
London, Ontario, Canada

Publisher

Bridging Classroom and Community: Languages and Cultures in Action, Western University, Fall 2019

Contributor

Kordula Juhnke

Extent

7:50

Identifier

https://youtu.be/4zZaAOJotn0

Relation

“IsPartOf” German Collection

Rights Holder

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Subject

Raising children in a German family amidst the backdrop of southwestern Ontario.