Teacher Resources

Elementary School Teacher Resources

“Landscapes of Injustice is a new take on a subject I spent a lot of time teaching and thinking about, but also I’ve come to realise that it is a very new way of doing business: working side by side with scholars and museums to develop classroom materials.”

Greg Miyanaga – Teacher Resources co-chair, elementary school resources and teacher, Smiling Creek Elementary, Coquitlam BC

Secondary School Teacher Resources

“By telling these stories, we present a more forthright and honest story about Canada’s past. We can then bring that story forward and say that these are still occuring here, they are a legacy of this past and what are the steps that we should be taking to take this further.”

Mike Perry-Whittingham – Teacher Resources co-chair, secondary school resources and District Vice Principal Richmond School District

Elementary school teacher resources website

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Secondary school teacher resources website

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Grade 5 students from Ilana Ross’ class in Toronto studied and wrote their own protest letters after completing the Powell Street simulation lesson module.

A short video describes the secondary school teacher resource website.

2019 Canada’s Internment Era Field School and Sites of Internment Bus Tour

On July 8th, 2019 ten students and ten teachers embarked on a five-day tour of the former sites of the Japanese Canadian internment followed by a one week intensive university course.

It was an innovative and interactive way to learn about the forced uprooting and dispossession of Japanese Canadians in sites where it occurred, alongside community members who had lived through this period.

Learn more about this and future field schools in this website.

Introducing Into the Interior, a choose-your-own-adventure game interactive narrative game, that follows two Japanese Canadian siblings as they experience internment during the 1940s. Your choices along the way determine their journey through this era.
Click here to download and play.