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83 resources with the concept japanese-american internment

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Farewell to Manzanar: Japanese Internment Camps During World War II

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Examine the conditions that brought forth Japanese internment camps. Young historians read Farewell to Manzanar and debate whether Japanese internment was inhuman or a necessary element of war. They then write Haikus describing the camp...
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Japanese-American Relocation

For Teachers 11th
Consider the causes and effects that led to the internment and relocation of Japanese Americans during WWII. Learners read the story "Baseball Saved Us" and selected chapters from Farewell to Manzanar. Then, they view a slide-show, and...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment: Traveling Through Time

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
This describes the objectives, background, technology, and several other elements of a lesson plan. However, it omits the procedures. The list of classroom resources would be useful to a teacher planning a unit around the Japanese...
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The United States 1920-1945

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Have the class take a gander at US History from 1920-1945, by viewing a series of historical photographs. Each photo includes notes on its historical significance. FDR, The Great Mississippi River flood, Japanese internment, and The Dust...
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The Homefront: America and WWII

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the experiences of various groups of Americans at home during WWII, highlighting race, gender, and ethnicity. They improve their ability to analyze and interpret historical documents and images.
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Learning about the Holocaust

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students participate in learning about the Holocaust including the Japanese Internment Camps. They view the movie, "Schindler's List," in order to gain an even better understanding of the Holocaust. They develop a Power Point...
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World War II: Internment in Hawaii

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners examine world history by writing an essay in class. In this World War II lesson, students identify the attack on Pearl Harbor, the response from the U.S and the effect it had on Japanese-Americans. Learners define Japanese...
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World War II: Modern History of Hawaii

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students examine world geography by viewing a documentary film in class. In this World War II lesson, students discuss the role Hawaii played in the great battle and what type conflicts happened among the island chain. Students view a...
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Participating in Democracy

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students analyze film clips in class. In this democracy lesson, students identify the differences between civil liberties, democracy and freedom. Students view a video regarding Japanese internment and answer study questions as well as...
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Under the Blood-Red Sun

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore U.S. history by reading an award winning book about World War II. In this Japanese internment camp lesson, 5th graders read the book Under the Blood-Red Sun and discuss the entrapment of Japanese-Americans on our...
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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 lesson, students participate in a mock evocation simulation, research primary and secondary documents about internment camps, and share their...
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Korematsu v. United States (1944)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine equal protection. In this Supreme Court lesson, students  examine primary documents from Korematsu v. United States and discuss the implications of the decision with regards to Japanese internment.
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Introduction to Japanese Internment

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students discover details about Japanese Internment. In this World War II lesson, students analyze images and documents related to the movement of Japanese-Americans to West coast internment camps in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attacks....
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Japanese-American Internment: The Art of Gaman

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Japanese-American internment. In this World War II lesson, students view a PowerPoint lecture that features the art of Gaman and determine what the art reveals about the experiences of the interned Japanese-Americans.
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My Secret War: Lesson 8

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore American history by viewing videos on the Internet. In this Japanese internment lesson, 5th graders discuss the politics that took place between America and Japan during WWII and why it was necessary to incarcerate...
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Japanese Internment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students visit Japanese internment camps. In this World War II lesson, students examine photographs from the internment camps and use them to imagine what it must have been like to live in the camps. Students write poems, letters, or...
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Using Primary Sources to Build Background Knowledge for Historical Fiction Text

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the plight of interned Japanese. In this World War II lesson, 5th graders analyze photographs from the Library of Congress that help students build background knowledge about Japanese internment camps prior to...
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Reading Historical Children's Letters: Persuasive letters, Industrialization, Great Depression, and Japanese Internment

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students investigate the lives of American children of the past. In this historical perspectives lesson, students explore several primary sources available from the Library of Congress to conduct personal inquiry to determine...
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Evacuation: The Japanese Americans in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Japanese internment camps of World War II. In this World War II activity, students use primary and secondary sources to research the evacuation process and life within the internment camps. Students discuss the racial...
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Lesson III: Crisis, Pearl Harbor, Internment

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The third in a series of lessons introduced by “A Fence Away From Freedom,” uses the Smithsonian website, “A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution” and focuses on the section of the presentation devoted to the...
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Changing Perspectives on the Japanese Internment Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the issue of Japanese-American internment. In this World War II lesson, students analyze historical biases regarding Japanese-American internment as they analyze literature, research print and Internet sources, and...
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Dorothea Lange and the Relocation of Japanese Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II. In this Japanese relocation lesson, students examine photographs by Dorothea Lange, the "Pledge of Allegiance," and a US government flyer from 1942. They use...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of Japanese internment. In this Japanese internment activity, students examine primary sources that enable them to discover what internment camp life was like and its implications, Students write their own...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine life in an internment camp.  In this civil liberties lesson, students discuss the advantages of looking at a historical event from the points of view of multiple eyewitnesses. Young scholars read letters from young...