United but Unequal

Minority groups were treated differently during WWII. Images and newsreel footage show the experiences of African-Americans, Native Americans, Japanese-Americans, and other ethnic minority groups during the war.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pair the video with a lesson on the Civil Rights Movement
  • Have learners write journal entries from the prospective of a person of a minority group during WWII
Classroom Considerations
  • The families of some class members may have experience such treatment
Pros
  • Primary source materials add authenticity
  • Footage highlights the experiences of ethnic minorities in America 
Cons
  • None