Broken Promises School Program

Grades 8-12 & 4-8

In the Broken Promises school program, students grades 8-12 and 4-8 explore the feature exhibit Broken Promises, on loan from the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. Students will participate in a semi-guided tour of the exhibit following different narrators’ stories. Then, they will take a closer look at some archival photographs from the time of the dispossession. A brief discussion about the Japanese Canadian experience in Nanaimo wraps up the 60-minute program. Program materials are tailored for the two different grade ranges.

  • 60 minutes
  • $50 per class
  • Limited-time program!
    • Available now through June 26, 2024

Optional Add-on:

An optional Discovery Sheet allows students to dig deeper into the stories of local Japanese Canadians who lived in Nanaimo before and after the 1940s. The sheet has 6 questions, directing students to read panels, order a meal at the Grotto Restaurant, and think critically about quotes from the time of and after dispossession.

  • 30 minutes
  • $10 per class
  • Availability:
    • Now through June 26, 2024
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