The Writing on the Wall: An Outreach Kit on Chinese Canadian Historical Wrongs
The objects included in the Writing on the Wall outreach kit are reproductions from the Royal BC Museum and the BC Archives. Two reproductions of wall fragments containing graffiti (or poems) are used to capture the interest of students. To learn more about the wall fragments and to answer the inquiry question “Does this graffiti deserve a place in the collection of the Royal BC Museum?” a selection of primary source documents (photographs, legislation, letters, head tax certificates and an advertisement) are also included. In addition to learning more about Chinese Canadian experience, students will also learn how to use primary sources as evidence and how to determine historical significance.
This resource was developed for the Ministry of International Trade and Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism by the Royal British Columbia Museum in partnership with Open School BC, the Ministry of Education and the Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council.