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ERIC Number: EJ812710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
"Dear Miss Breed": Using Primary Documents to Advance Student Understanding of Japanese Internment Camps
Westcott, Patrick; Viator, Martha Graham
Social Education, v72 n4 p198-202 May-Jun 2008
The history of the United States includes myriad examples of courage and selflessness as well as instances of prejudice and discrimination. Many students believe that prejudice and discrimination are limited to individuals and do not realize that these can form part of government or national policy. In this article, the authors highlight the Carter G. Woodson award winner "Dear Miss Breed"--which recounts the stories of 19 children of Japanese descent interned in U.S. camps during World War II--as an excellent resource for studying the Japanese American wartime experience. (Contains 9 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A