WWII: Detained

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Imagine being forced against your will behind barbed wire for doing nothing but being yourself. Scholars investigate the impact Japanese-American internment camps had during World War II. Through video and archival evidence, they create newspaper articles describing life behind the barbed wire. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a set of five questions for students to answer during the video
  • Invite a journalist to speak to the class on what investigative reporting entails 
Classroom Considerations
  • Keep in mind the sensitivity of the topic 
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  • Includes Newspaper Article Planner to help guide the activity
  • Video assists audio and visual learners in the events of the internment camps
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