Instructional Video

China-Burma-India Theater

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How should enemy forces treat civilians during times of war? The video examines the Japanese military's treatment of Chinese civilians during Word War II. Learners gain a better understanding of lengths the Japanese military went to control China, such as mass killings and prisoner camps. Pupils also learn the lengths the US military went to to stop Japan's military from expanding and how India and Burma aided US military forces. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to prompt a discussion on war crimes against civilians during WWII
  • Show the video to compare and contrast Japan's actions toward civilians with other nations' treatment of civilians during the war
Classroom Considerations
  • The topic of violence may not be appropriate for all age groups
  • Uses footage from World War II
  • Gives a good timeline of events
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