New and improved “Journeys” Education Kits to Launch Fall 2019!
Two updated kits will bring Japanese Canadian history and heritage to classrooms nationwide, with direct connections to BC’s Curriculum.
Kits provide students with object-based, multimedia learning tools to interact with Japanese Canadian experiences during the Second World War through primary and secondary sources, including authentic and replica artifacts and archival materials.
When BC’s new curriculum launched in 2016, the NNMCC education team knew that it was time to update the Taiken Field Trip program and Journeys Education Kits. Finally, we will replace five older kits with two new kits for the 2019/2020 school year, available for educators to rent from anywhere across Canada.
Kits include lesson plans that incorporate all aspects of the kit for both elementary and secondary school classrooms, yet remain flexible, allowing teachers to develop class-specific lessons utilizing kit resource. The kits can be re-imagined by educators to create hands-on activities in informal learning environments such as galleries, museums and cultural centres, particularly as a complimentary addition to NNMCC Travelling Exhibits.
Redevelopment of the Journeys Education Kits was curated by Nathalie Picard in conjunction with her Masters in Public History at Carleton University, and made possible by support from the Province of British Columbia, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia Arts Council, NNMCC Auxiliary Committee, the Frank H. Underhill Endowment, and the Landscapes of Injustice Project.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia