Japanese American Incarceration

Using documents, such as reports from government sources and civil rights activists, budding historians explore the justification for forcing hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans to leave their lives and re-evaluate that tragic moment in history. Materials include necessary background and worksheets to engage with the primary sources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Evaluate the documents for bias and perspective using the included activities
  • Discuss the fairness of Japanese American incarceration with the essential questions
Classroom Considerations
  • Create a free Stanford History Education Group account to use the resource
Pros
  • Background information is extensive
  • Newsreel is engrossing and fascinating artifact of the time
Cons
  • None