Racism, Relocation, and Redress: The Japanese-Canadian Experience

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
During times of crisis, governments sometimes take actions against minority populations that are discriminatory. Students need to understand why this occurs, how it is carried out, and how it can be redressed. In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of why and how Japanese-Canadians were interned during World War II and how it was later redressed.
Author: 
Dennis Rees
Grade Range: 
High School
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
12: The processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past