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Lesson 6: New Lives

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LESSON 6: NEW LIVES
Students learn about the internees release from internment, their subsequent contributions to Canada and, through video, their perspectives on internment today.
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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

Reproduce “Readings: Release” and “Remarkable Achievements”. Distribute to students at the beginning of class, or assign as homework.

Reproduce “Dossier: Release”. Distribute to students in groups of four or five. Alternatively, share the documents on an overhead, or digitally.
RELEASE DOCUMENTS
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Learning Object: LESSON 6: NEW LIVES

Learning Objectives

Use Primary Source Evidence

Students analyze documents related to the release of individual internees, and video of former internees reflecting on the significance of their internment.

Take Historical Perspective

Students consider how internees view their wartime experiences today.

Understand the Ethical Dimensions of History

Students consider whether Canada’s wartime internment of refugees was justified.