Lesson Plan

Racism and Removal: Japanese Incarceration During World War II

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During World War II people saw how far the government's control would go, but it was at the expense of its citizens. The resource brings the conditions of Japanese American internment camps to light using primary documents. Scholars analyze sources, complete worksheets, and finally debate the impact of the government's apology to all Japanese Americans affected by Order 9066. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for a survivor of the internment camps to speak to the class about their experiences
  • Compare and contrast the discrimination of Japanese Americans to their ethnic minority groups in the US at that time 
Classroom Considerations
  • Installment two of the three-part Becoming US - Belonging series
  • Requires Internet access to view the online exhibit 
  • Lesson includes an online exhibit to engage learners 
  • The resource brings light to tragic event in a respectful manner 
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