Civil Rights and Japanese-American Internment

Lesson Overview:

This curriculum module offers students the opportunity to consider civil rights issues in the context of the Japanese-American experience during the immigration years and during World War II, and the legacies of these experiences as they impact Japanese Americans today.


Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)


Grade Band:

9-12, undergraduate

Integrated Subjects:

Civil Rights, Multiculturalism, Social Studies, U.S. History



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