ERIC Number: ED442678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May-27
Reference Count: N/A
Heart Mountain Relocation Center: A Lesson Using Primary Source Documents To Critically Analyze the Relocation of Japanese Americans to Wyoming. AHC Primary Sources in the Classroom.
Wyoming Univ., Laramie. American Heritage Center.
This lesson, for grades 7-12, correlates with Era 8, Standard 3c of the National History Standards for United States History: "evaluate the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and assess the implication for civil liberties." The lesson provides background on the internment of Japanese Americans during the war and identifies the camp called Heart Mountain Relocation Center, located between Powell and Cody, Wyoming, where 10,000 people were interned. The lesson's objective is to compare, contrast, and draw conclusions based on competing historical evidence related to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. It presents four activities for students to investigate the circumstances of Heart Mountain. A chronology of events leading to Japanese relocation and a sample document analysis worksheet are included, along with the following relevant primary source documents: letters, a diary entry, photographs and sketches, a statement from one of the internees, and the executive order of President Franklin Roosevelt. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Japanese Americans, Primary Sources, Relocation, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History, United States History, World War II
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, P.O. Box 3924, Laramie, WY 82071. Tel: 307-766-4114; fax: 307-766-5511. For full text: http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/classroom/hm/index.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. American Heritage Center.