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86 resources with the concept internment camps

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Japanese American Internment: Examining Racial Tensions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover how racial tension led to Japanese Internment. In this World War II lesson, students analyze political cartoons and posters related to the movement of Japanese-Americans to internment camps in the wake of the Pearl...
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Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine Japanese-American internment. In this World War II lesson, 11th graders research primary sources that they locate to learn about the experiences of the interned Japanese-Americans. Students then complete a...
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Japanese Internment

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders read about and discuss the Japanese Internment of World War II. In this Japanese Internment instructional activity, 11th graders examine the Japanese Internment. They talk about the civil rights aspect, how they would...
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Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here’s the overview for a series of lessons about the Japanese American internment introduced by the resource entitled “A Fence Away From Freedom.” Included are the link to the Smithsonian website on which the lessons are based, a list...
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Flawed Democracies, Human Rights

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create drawing that tell a story about a young girl's life in an internment camp. In this internment camp lesson plan, students hear stories and analyze photographs of internment camps and then create their own drawings.
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Forced Imprisonment WWII

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine Japanese-American internment camps. In this World War II lesson plan, 7th graders research the details of Japanese-American internment and create digital journals of the experience from the perspectives of internees.
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Wartime and the Bill of Rights: The Korematsu Case

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the balance between civil liberties and protection. In this national security lesson, students explore the Korematsu case which references the Japanese internment camps of World War II. Students draw comparisons between...
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Flawed Democracies, Human Rights

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  In this U.S. History lesson plan, students discover the Japanese internment camps and why our government chose to relocate the Japanese.  Learners examine photographs from the era and...
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Fairness: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine fairness in relation to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. In this equality lesson plan, students watch a video "Rabbit in the Moon" and discuss what happened to the Japanese Americans during WWII....
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The Growth of U.S.-Japanese Hostility, 1915-1932

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the relationship between Japan and the United States between 1915 and 1932. In this diplomacy lesson, students examine the Open Door Policy, 21 Demands, and the invasion of Manchuria by Japan. Young scholars...
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Japanese American Baseball in the Camps

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study Japanese American internment camps. In this American history lesson, students compare and contrast the camp internees' experiences with with team sports-related challenges students have encountered. Students discuss team...
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Civil Disobedience Action Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate incidences of civil disobedience. In this civil disobedience lesson, students watch a video and read a newspaper article on civil disobedience. Then, in groups, they search a current newspaper for examples of civil...
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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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Japanese Internment Camps in the US During World War II

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze the impact of the Japanese/American conflict during World War II on the Japanese American population and evaluate the consequences of government action regarding international conflict. Students demonstrate their...
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Exclusion Orders

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students work in groups that represent a Japanese family who have received orders that they will be evacuated. Students read the "Civilian Exclusion order." They have 15 minutes to decide what they will carry. Choices must be justified...
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Anticipatory Set for Japanese Internment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students simulate Japanese relocation to internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. They select items to pack that are personally, sentimentally, and financially important to them. They create a Venn diagram comparing and...
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World War II: Japanese-American Internment

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read "The Bracelet" by Yoshiko Uchida and use it as a catalyst to discuss the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. They debate the morality of the internment, create Venn diagrams and chart important events...
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Fear, Civil Rights and Personal Freedoms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write and perform a one-act play. They present constitutional, personal and cultural issues of the internment camps of the 1940's. They research and present a historical examine internernment camps.
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Teacher: Japanese Relocation/Internment

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders determine how executive orders affected individuals and families of mixed parentage. They relate evacuation to own life experiences.
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Internment Camp Worksheet

For Students 4th - 6th
In this word search on the Japanese internment camps, students complete a 16 word puzzle. A link is present to additional activities.
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Japanese Internment and Korematsu v. US

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the internment camps and the trials of the Nisei. They compare the post-Pearl Harbor US with post-9/11 US and evaluate the decision of Korematsu v. US. They synthesize the material and write an assent/dissent opinion on...
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Why Were the Japanese Interned During World War II?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze sources to determine why Japanese-Americans were placed in internment camps during World War II. They discuss the fact that individual rights are sometimes taken by institutions because of fear and paranoia. They...
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Are We Americans Again?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils are introduced to the concept of Japanese internment and Relocation during World War II. Through class discussion and case study, students trace the internment of Japanese Americans from the beginning of World Ward II to the...
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Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Relocation Camp Experience of Estelle Ishigo

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners are introduced to the concept of Japanese relocation and internment. Through class discussion and case study, students trace the internment experience of artist Estelle Ishigo. They explain the conditions she experienced before,...