What strikes and fouls did the Nikkei (people of Japanese descent) community experience in Canada while the Asahis played?

Editorial cartoons can be a powerful way to express an opinion about a particular subject.

To understand the historical context for the Asahi story and develop an opinion about racism in that era, students will create an editorial cartoon to comment on the life of Nikkei in Canada from 1914 to 1941.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.
What strikes and fouls did the Nikkei (people of Japanese descent) community experience in Canada while the Asahis played?

Editorial cartoons can be a powerful way to express an opinion about a particular subject.

To understand the historical context for the Asahi story and develop an opinion about racism in that era, students will create an editorial cartoon to comment on the life of Nikkei in Canada from 1914 to 1941.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.

© National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Storyboard a one-minute film

Why were the Asahis so successful?

A storyboard is a sequence of still pictures arranged to show the events of a story in the order they will be shown. To evaluate the success of the Asahis and share their perceptions in a succinct way that combines audio and visual techniques, students will create a storyboard for a one-minute film.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.
Storyboard a one-minute film

Why were the Asahis so successful?

A storyboard is a sequence of still pictures arranged to show the events of a story in the order they will be shown. To evaluate the success of the Asahis and share their perceptions in a succinct way that combines audio and visual techniques, students will create a storyboard for a one-minute film.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.

© National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Perform a radio play-by-play of the Asahis

How would you make the call on the experience of an Asahis game?

Newspaper articles about the Asahis provide a snapshot of their play and the perception the media had of them. Baseball is a leisurely game, providing plenty of opportunity for commentary between plays. To recreate the context and feel of an Asahi game, students will extract details from archival newspaper articles and other resources to deliver an imaginary radio broadcast of a play in an Asahi game along with commentary on the teams and players of the time.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.
Perform a radio play-by-play of the Asahis

How would you make the call on the experience of an Asahis game?

Newspaper articles about the Asahis provide a snapshot of their play and the perception the media had of them. Baseball is a leisurely game, providing plenty of opportunity for commentary between plays. To recreate the context and feel of an Asahi game, students will extract details from archival newspaper articles and other resources to deliver an imaginary radio broadcast of a play in an Asahi game along with commentary on the teams and players of the time.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.

© National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Mind map ideas about sport and society

What do people think about athletic heroes like the Asahis and their involvement in the double play of sport and society?

A mind map is a helpful way to collect ideas on a subject. To share ideas about positive and negative aspects of sports in society, students will generate group mind maps on the subject.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.
Mind map ideas about sport and society

What do people think about athletic heroes like the Asahis and their involvement in the double play of sport and society?

A mind map is a helpful way to collect ideas on a subject. To share ideas about positive and negative aspects of sports in society, students will generate group mind maps on the subject.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.

© National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Walk the bases in someone else’s cleats

Can memories of the Asahis or other sporting events produce the excitement and satisfaction of sliding for home?

Interviewing someone about their life experiences can be a rewarding and fascinating experience for both the interviewer and interviewee. To explore the ways sport can affect the lives of others, students will interview a grandparent or a favourite senior about a memorable sporting event and re-create the story for the class.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.
Walk the bases in someone else’s cleats

Can memories of the Asahis or other sporting events produce the excitement and satisfaction of sliding for home?

Interviewing someone about their life experiences can be a rewarding and fascinating experience for both the interviewer and interviewee. To explore the ways sport can affect the lives of others, students will interview a grandparent or a favourite senior about a memorable sporting event and re-create the story for the class.

Please follow this link for a handout for this activity.

© National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre 2007. All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Identify and discuss the social conditions of the Nikkei in Canadian society;
  • Describe the influence of Asahi on Canadian population;
  • Explain the positive aspects of such a sport organization;
  • Deduct, from the information given in the exhibition, an overview of Canadian society before the Second World War.

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