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Lesson 5: Advocacy

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LESSON 5: ADVOCACY
Students learn about the advocacy efforts of individuals and groups - both Jewish and non-Jewish - on behalf of the internees.
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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 selected documents from “Dossier: The Paterson Mission”, “Dossier: Refugee Agencies”, “Dossier: Refugee Committees” and “Dossier: Other Advocates” and distribute to groups of students (class should be divided into a minimum of 4 groups). Alternatively distribute in digital form.
GROUP ACTIVITY: INTERNEE ADVOCATES
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Learning Object: LESSON 5: ADVOCACY
EXTENSION: ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ADVOCACY
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Learning Object: LESSON 5: ADVOCACY

Learning Objectives

Establish Historical Significance

Students consider how the actions of refugee advocates changed Canada’s policies toward the interned refugees.

Use Primary Source Evidence

Students analyze documents relating to the advocacy efforts on behalf of the internees.

Analyze Cause and Consequence

Students consider the effects of activism on changing government policies about internment.