Changing Perspectives on the Japanese Internment Experience

Lesson Overview:

In this interactive and multi-disciplinary lesson, students learn about the role that perspective plays in the writing of history by focusing on the changing views about Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Students will demonstrate what they've learned by creating a project that demonstrates a biased view of the Internment camps.


United States History Standards for Grades 5-12 from the National Center for History in the Schools (Standard 1: Chronological Thinking; Standard 2: Historical Comprehension; Standard 3: Historical Analysis and Interpretation; Standard 4: Historical Analysis and Interpretation)
New York State Social Studies Standards


Anna Chan Rekate


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Integrated Subjects:

U.S. History



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