External Resource: Landscapes of Injustice
“In 1942, the Canadian government uprooted and interned all people of Japanese descent living in coastal British Columbia. The following year, it authorized the sale of everything that they had been forced to leave behind. As a result, when Canada’s internment era finally ended in 1949, Japanese Canadians had nothing to return to. Their homes, farms, businesses, fishing vessels, cars, family pets, personal belongings – in short, everything that they had been unable to take with them – were gone.”
Jordan Stanger-Ross, ed. “Introduction” In Landscapes of Injustice a New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020.
The Teacher Resources
In 2020 The Landscapes of Injustice teacher education cluster launched two new and comprehensive teacher resources sites dedicated to the teaching of Japanese Canadian history. The new websites, one for intermediate teachers and one for secondary teachers, were contain all new resources, handouts, archival materials, and lesson aids. The resources were field tested in classrooms across Canada and have received critical acclaim and support from the community. While dedicated to telling the story of dispossession the lessons include resources, archival material and handouts covering a broad swath of Japanese Canadian history from the turn of the 20th century to current times.
Access the Elementary Resources
Access the Secondary Resources