ERIC Number: ED240042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Japanese American Internment, 1942-45: A Lesson from Recent History. Multicultural Education Resource Series.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Office for Equity Education.
Designed for secondary school students, this 3-5 day unit focuses on the legal context of the Japanese-American internment during World War II and can be incorporated into a history unit or used as a case study of the American legal system or American race relations. Four lesson plans are provided. In lesson 1, the historical events of the internment, students discuss headlines and evacuation instructions. In lesson 2, students read a case study of a U.S. Supreme Court case concerned with the internment, and explore the balance between government war powers and individual civil rights. In lesson 3, life in the internment camps is described in first-hand accounts. A final lesson analyzes government accountability for the internment. A list of supplementary resources concludes the unit. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Office for Equity Education.
Identifiers: Internment Camps; World War II
Note: Prepared by the Japanese American Internment Instructional Unit Committee and the National Pacific/Asian Resource Center on Aging. Unit materials provided by the University of Washington's Asian American Studies Program. Photographs and some small type material may not reproduce clearly.