First, we "Kindle Understanding" by looking at Joy Kogawa's, “What do I remember from the evacuation?”, a poem about the Internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

We use the "One Story at a Time" Worksheet to consider the background and historical context of this Canadian story. We examine symbols and allusions. We examine power and privilege.
  1. Reading through Joy Kogawa’s poem, "What do I remember of the evacuation?"
  2. Complete sections 1-3 of the “One Story at a Time” Worksheet.
  3. Examine the historical context of Japanese Canadians before, during, and following World War II.
  4. Complete sections 4-8 of the “One Story at a Time” Worksheet.