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40 resources with the concept japanese-americans

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Ugly History: Japanese American Incarceration Camps

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When Aki Kurose was 16 years old, her family was forced to relocate from their home in Seattle with other Japanese Americans. The government feared that despite their loyalty to the United States, they were operating on behalf of the...
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Civil Rights of Japanese-American Internees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prompted by a viewing of Emiko and Chizu Omori’s Rabbit in the Moon, a documentary about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, high schoolers examine a series of documents, including the Bill of Rights and the UN’s...
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Japanese American Incarceration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewUsing documents, such as reports from government sources and civil rights activists, budding historians explore the justification for forcing hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans to leave their lives and re-evaluate that tragic...
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Ansel Adams at Manzanar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAnalyzing photos from Ansel Adams of Manzanar—a camp where the American government imprisoned thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II—individuals consider what images have to say about this period in American history....
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On This Day: Executive Order 9066 and Japanese-American Internment

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Forced to leave, branded a security risk, held at gunpoint. It's hard to imagine this happened in the US. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, thousands of Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were forced in internment camps. Using video...
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Confirming the Termination of Japanese Internment During World War II

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What words did President Gerald Ford use to describe the end of internment for Japanese Americans in the United States in 1974? Your pupils will read President Ford's direct proclamation and answer questions to analyze the tone and...
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Prisoner in One's Own Home

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. After reading an article from the New York Times and exploring the author's word choice, young readers find the central idea in the text and work on researching additional...
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Race and War in the Pacific: A Propaganda Gallery Walk

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Race played a key role in the war in the Pacific during World War II. Using images from both American and Japanese sources, learners consider racial propaganda and how leaders used it to rally popular support during the conflict. After...
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And Justice For All: The Trail of Tears, Mexican Deportation, and Japanese Internment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the many times in U.S. History in which a group of people were displaced. As a class, they discuss the differences between immigration, deportation, resettlement and internment. Using the internet, they research the...
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Journey to Topaz, a Literature Based Approach

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners view a video clip of the experiences of Japanese-Americans during World War II. They read parts of a book in which a child tells her story about living in the internment camps. They participate in a simulation activity as well.
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Japanese-Americans at Granada During World War II

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young historians develop an understanding of the plight of Japanese Americans who were imprisoned against their will during World War II. They read first-hand accounts of some of the prisoners, view images of the Amache Center Camp in...
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American Justice on Trial

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students role play a trial in which they consider if the United States government violated the rights of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor.
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Government Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan 7

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the impact of Franklin Roosevelt's executive order on Japanese-Americans. They discuss Presidential executive orders, read a handout, answer discussion questions, and write a letter to President Roosevelt.
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Giving Voice to History

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the plight of Japanese Americans during World War II. In this World War II instructional activity, students participate in a mock evocation simulation, research primary and secondary documents about internment camps, and...
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Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners create a presentation based on the primary sources they have researched about the Japanese Americans that were held in internment camps during World War II. In this Japanese Americans lesson plan, students read different points...
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The War: Japanese Americans and Internment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the experiences of Japanese-Americans at the beginning of World War II in America. After watching an excerpt from "The War", they answer reflection questions about the Japanese being put into internment camps. In groups,...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine letters of Japanese-American children during internment in World War II. They discover what it was like in the camps and how they were treated once they were released. They also view photographs of the camps.
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In the Shadow of My Country: A Japanese American Artist Remembers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
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Heroes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore reading comprehension strategies. In this character development and reading comprehension lesson, students brainstorm common traits of "heroes." Students read Heroes, then identify the personal conflicts the story...
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Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Lesson: Immigration

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Many of your class members will have heard of Executive Order 9066 and the Japanese internment camps of World War II. Some may even recognize the terms “Issei” and “Nisei,” but few will have heard of Enemy Alien Hearing Boards, of the...
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Farewell to Manzanar

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate themes of justice and rights while reading the novel Farewell to Manzanar. They research contemporary civil rights issues and write reports. They also research the background of internment camps during World War II.
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Fighting for Democracy, Fighting for Me

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the contributions of African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Mexican Americans in World War II. In this World War II lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the treatment of the ethnic...
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Japanese-Americans of World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and Roosevelt's Executive Order. They listen to an audio file of the Fifth Amendment before holding a mock trial about the policy of internment of...
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Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils investigate the years during World War II in which Japanese Americans living on the West Coast were held in internment camps.