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ERIC Number: ED470403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 200
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Civil Rights and Japanese-American Internment.
Francis, Greg; Hojo, Samantha; Lai, Selena; Mukai, Gary; Yoda, Steven
Students may not be as familiar with the Asian American struggle for equal rights as they are with the black struggle for equal rights. But Asian Americans' civil rights have also been challenged and/or denied throughout their history in the United States. This curriculum module contains six lessons and can be used as a supplement to history textbooks' coverage of Japanese-American internment or as a self-contained unit on the topic. The six lessons are: (1) "Setting the Context," discusses the definition of civil rights and considers the importance of civil rights in people's lives; (2) "The Immigration Years," introduces students to the Japanese immigration experience in the U.S.; (3) "Prelude to Internment," describes the precarious position Japanese Americans were thrust into following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; (4) "The Internment Years," provides students with information on events leading up to and including the internment of Japanese Americans from the west coast of the United States; (5) "The Question of Loyalty," discusses the debate surrounding a loyalty questionnaire administered to Japanese Americans in internment camps; and (6) "Legacies of Internment," discusses enduring legacies of the internment experience. Unit also provides educational objectives, learning activities, handouts, materials needed, a detailed procedure, and references. Appended are a bibliography, Web sites, and a glossary. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.