Who Was More American: Japanese-Americans Who Dissented Against Internment or Those that Supported the War Effort?

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Was the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II constitutional? Who was more American: Japanese-Americans who dissented against the internment or those who supported the war effort? Class members do a close reading of primary and secondary source materials to prepare for a Socratic seminar on these questions. The packet includes a rich assortment of primary and secondary source documents.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros
  • Wide variety of primary and secondary source materials
  • Models how to read and annotate complex expository text
  • Detailed daily plans
  • Activities model for learners how to prepare for tests like the DBQ portion of the AP US History exam
Cons
  • Consider asking high schoolers to craft an argumentative essay in which they adopt a stance and support their case with evidence drawn from the documents