Landscapes of Injustice: Using Internment and Dispossession to teach intermediate Social Studies, Social Justice, and the Core Competencies

Teachers will receive FREE lessons in Social Studies and Social Justice that fit the revised curriculum.  These lessons have been field tested by dozens of classrooms in BC.  First, Jordan will take you through the history of the internment and dispossession of Japanese Canadians, and talk about an exciting historical research project, Landscapes of Injustice (  Then Greg will demo lessons that tie this rich history with Core and Curricular competencies.  The lessons are hands-on, interactive, and low-tech.  We aim for you to leave our workshop inspired and equipped to teach this history to your students.

Target Audience

Grades 4-7


10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Room 324

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  • Jordan Stanger-Ross

    Jordan Stanger-Ross is an associate professor of history at the University of Victoria and the Project Director of Landscapes of Injustice. He is author and editor of numerous publications on the internment of dispossession of Japanese Canadians. Stanger-Ross, along with the Landscapes of Injustice Project, received a 2018 Award of Excellence from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.

  • Greg Miyanaga

    Greg Miyanaga has taught in the Coquitlam School District for over 25 years. Greg was part of the team that produced the Governor General’s Award-winning resource for “Internment and Redress.”  Greg currently teaches grade 2/3 at Smiling Creek Elementary and is Co-Chair of the Teacher Resources Cluster of Landscapes of Injustice.