Landscapes of Injustice tells a story of the loss of home. It is about fear, racism, and measures taken in the name of security that made none safer. It is also about the resilience of Japanese Canadians confronting injustice. The product of an extensive 7 year research project funded by a SSHRC grant and based out of the University of Victoria these ground breaking teaching resources were developed to enrich the study of Japanese Canadian history, in particular the forced sales of Japanese Canadian property in the 1940s. These web based resources contain many never seen before archival sources, images, oral testimony and film documenting the internment era. Please join us as we explore the national launch of these new digital resources.
Grade 5 and Grade 10
Greg will share the intermediate grade resources and Mike will share secondary. Landscapes of Injustice is a pet project for Greg as his father’s family was forcibly removed from the Lower Mainland in BC to the sugar beet fields of southern Alberta. Greg was part of the team (along with Mike Whittingham) that produced the Governor General’s Award-winning resource for “Internment and Redress,” (a resource guide for elementary social studies teachers). Greg currently teaches grade 2/3 at Smiling Creek Elementary in Coquitlam.
Mike is the teacher resources co-chair and secondary resources co-author of Landscapes of Injustice. Mike is an experienced social studies and history educator. He brings more than 30 years classroom and leadership experience to the project, is co-author of multiple teaching resources, and has experience with curriculum implementation at school and district levels.