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American Justice on Trial

This lesson is designed to raise students' awareness of events surrounding Japanese American internment during World War II, as well as the political and human rights issues that are associated with this episode. It is based on a mock trial in which the United States government is being prosecuted for ...

9-12

American Justice on Trial

On February 19, 1942, at the height of U.S. involvement in World War II, President Roosevelt authorized military leaders within the War Department to place all Japanese Americans residing on the West Coast in detention camps. The following months saw the relocation of some 120,000 Japanese Americans, of ...

9-12

Citizenship Denied: An Integrated Unit on the Japanese American Internment

In 1942, 110,000 Japanese Americans living on the West Coast of the United States were relocated to ten internment camps. It took another forty years for the US government to recognize the violations of this population's constitutional rights. From studying the experiences of those interned, students will recognize ...

5-8
9-12

Civil Rights and Japanese-American Internment

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.

9-12
undergraduate

Diamonds in the Rough: Baseball and Japanese-American Internment

This guide (with accompanying book and documentary) can be used as a supplement to SPICE's comprehensive curriculum unit, Civil Rights and Japanese-American Internment. It is also suggested that activities from this activity guide be utilized as a supplement to U.S. history textbook coverage of Japanese-American internment during World ...

5-8
9-12

Exploring the Japanese American Internment Through Film and the Internet

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5-8
9-12
undergraduate

Internment and Redress: The Story of Japanese Canadians

Through the story of Japanese Canadians, students will begin to think about some of the key issues; learn to identify and clarify a problem; create a set of rules for the classroom based on fairness and respect for individuals; develop an understanding of the relationship between rights and responsibilities; participate ...

5-8

Judges in the Classroom

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K-4
5-8

Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in WWII Arkansas

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5-8
9-12
K-4

Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida

Yoshiko Uchida tells the story of Hana Omiya, a Japanese woman who comes to the United States as a "picture bride"—a woman whose marriage is arranged by family members through an exchange of photographs. The novel follows Hana's experiences, beginning with her arrival in San Francisco in 1917 ...

9-12

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