Change Author / Owner : Japanese American Exclusion Orders During World War II
Lesson designed to help students identify with the experiences of Japanese American internment camp residents during World War II. Students will be divided into four-member "family" groups that are to be relocated to an internment camp. They will then read two sections of the online exhibition, A More Perfect Union, and based on what they have read, make decisions about what they will take with them. After discussing their decisions, students will visit the "Reflections" section of A More Perfect Union and write a response to at least one of the topics. Targets grades 7-12.
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