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What stories do artifacts tell?

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Civics +1 Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

This student activity asks students to develop a story about a mystery artifact, editing and adjusting their narrative as they discover more information. Students will develop historical thinking skills while learning more about the experience of living in a specific time and place.

tags: Japan, internment, incarceration, Manzanar, World War II, World War 2, WW2, Executive Order 9066, Roosevelt, FDR

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What's the hidden story?

National Museum of American History

Manzanar no Yuki, 1942

National Museum of American History

Wooden name plate used in Manzanar

National Museum of American History

Fred T. Korematsu

National Portrait Gallery

Orange Crate Box Seats, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Window Pane

National Museum of American History

Sidewall

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum