To Serve or Not to Serve : Japanese-Americans in the American Military During World War II

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"To serve or not to serve?" That is the question facing participants in a debate about whether Japanese-Americans should have been required or allowed, to serve in the military during World War II. Beautifully crafted, the packet contains primary and secondary source materials that can be used to support either side of the question, details of the debate format, and a final writing assessment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Strong primary and secondary source documents
  • Thoughtful discussion questions follow each source
  • Detailed plan for the debate
  • Logically scaffolded plan
Cons

  • Activity assumes that a safe environment has been established for the discussion of racially charged materials
Common Core