Detecting Bias in Primary Sources: Amache Relocation Camp

Lesson Overview:

At the conclusion of this lesson, the learner will be able to observe and interpret print and photo primary sources; identify and evaluate bias in primary sources; research and gather both print and electronic secondary information on Relocation camps in the United States, 1942-1945; hypothesize why Japanese and Japanese-Americans were sent to Relocation camps, 1942-1945; and describe aspects of everyday life at the Amache Relocation Camp, (Grenada, Colorado) 1942-1945.

Standards:

History Standard 2: Students know how to use the processes and resources of historical inquiry.
2.1 Students know how to formulate questions and hypotheses regarding what happened in the past and to obtain and analyze historical data to answer questions and test hypotheses.
2.2 Students know how to interpret and evaluate primary sources of historical information.

Author(s):

Kurt Knierim, Rocky High School

Link:

http://www.bcr.org/cdp/teachertb/lessons/lesson38/index.html

Grade Band:

9-12

Integrated Subjects:

History, Arts

Languages:

English

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