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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

Changing Perspectives on the Japanese Internment Experience

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 ...

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

Episodes in the History of U.S.-Japan Relations: Case Studies of Conflict, Conflict Management and Resolution

This unit explores key historical episodes in U.S.-Japan relations, including the first Japanese embassy to the U.S. in 1860, the picture bride immigration from Japan to the U.S., World War II, the U.S. Occupation of Japan, and the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. A fascinating ...

9-12
undergraduate

Evacuation: The Japanese Americans in World War II

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.

9-12

Exploring the Japanese American Internment Through Film and the Internet

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5-8
9-12
undergraduate

Heart Mountain Relocation Center

The objectives of this lesson plan is to compare, contrast, and draw conclusions based on competing historical evidence related to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming.

5-8
9-12

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