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Lesson 3: Accidental Immigrants

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LESSON 3: ACCIDENTAL IMMIGRANTS
Students learn about how the “enemy aliens” journeyed to Canada and, through former internee testimony, about how they were received upon their arrival in Canada.
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IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION
TIME REQUIRED

Teachers should budget 20 - 50 minutes for each activity in the “Enemy Aliens” lesson guide, depending on available class time. Activities typically require 10-15 minutes of background reading or viewing, followed by a 10-40 minute reflective activity.

TEACHER PREPARATION

Make copies of "Reading: Perilous Voyage”. Distribute the readings to students at the beginning of the lesson, or assign as homework.
DIARY REFLECTION: A PERILOUS JOURNEY
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VIDEO SCREENING: AN ENEMY’S WELCOME
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EXTENSION: THE DUNERA
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Learning Objectives

Use Primary Source Evidence

Students consider what eyewitness testimony reveals about the internees’ arrival in Canada.

Take Historical Perspective

Students consider how Canadians viewed the internees arriving on their shores in 1940.

Understand the Ethical Dimensions of History

Students take a perspective on whether the Canadian government should take responsibility for belongings taken from the internees upon their arrival in Canada.