Debating the Causes of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots
We’ve spent a couple of days studying primary and secondary historical sources to understand the causes of the 1907 Anti-Asian riots in Vancouver. We’ve learned that the causes of the riots are controversial because historians don’t actually agree on why they started in the first place. Division four put on their historical thinking caps this week and dug into the details of the event to debate the question:
Was racism against Asians the biggest reason for the 1907 riots and violence in Vancouver?
Students now must complete their conclusions for Wednesday, April 13. All our assignment materials are posted below.
- Mr. WOELDERS’ Notes (you can use for your conclusion): Asian Riots points
- ASSIGNMENT HANDOUT: DEBATE 1907 Race Riots
- Extra sources (not included in the handout but really interesting)
- LIT CIRCLE ARTICLE: Background to 1907 Riots