Evacuation: The Japanese Americans in World War II

Lesson Overview:

Through this lesson plan, students will be able to understand the U.S. government's actions that led to the evacuation of Japanese Americans in 1942; analyze primary and secondary sources; describe life during the early months of evacuation; and identify racial and other forms of bias at the time.


History: Identify and understand significant events, developments, groups, and people in the history of Oregon after 1900.
Social Science Analysis: Analyze an event, issue, problem or phenomenon; identifying characteristics, influences, causes and both short and long-term effects.


Oregon Historical Society



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Integrated Subjects:

U.S. History, Social Studies



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