Author:
Linda Norman
Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Assessment, Homework/Assignment
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Japanese American Incarceration
  • Japanese American Internment
  • Japanese Americans
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Graphics/Photos, Video

    Education Standards

    Japanese American Internment - World War II

    Japanese American Internment - World War II

    Overview

    This resource includes primary sources which examine and investigate the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The original author of this resource (Franky Abbott)  utilized some of the Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets.  These Source Sets can be used to help students further develop their critical thinking skills. These sets may include an overview, primary sources, links to other relevant resources, and a teaching guide for instructors. According to the original author, these sets were both created and then reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee. 

    I have added four YouTube videos to this resource.  I want students to have the opportunity to listen to survivors of the Japanese American Internment Camps. I also want students to better understand the historical events that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans. 

    Japanese American Internment

    Utilize this URL from OER Commons to see a Lesson Plan about Japanese Internment During World War II 

    "This teaching guide helps instructors use a specific primary source set, , in the classroom. It offers discussion questions, classroom activities, and primary source analysis tools. It is intended to spark pedagogical creativity by giving a sample approach to the material. Please feel free to share, reuse, and adapt the resources in this guide for your teaching purposes."   Franky Abbott is the author of the lessonplan. The provider of this resource is the Digital Public Library of America.

    Title: "Japanese - American Internment During WW II / History"

    YouTube Description: “After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Government issued executive order 9066, which empowered the military to round up anyone of Japanese ancestry and place them in internment camps.”  

    View the YouTube video linked below to get a clearer picture of the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II.  

    Japanese American Internment

    "This collection uses primary sources to explore Japanese American internment during World War II. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee."  

    Franky Abbott, Digital Public Library of America

    "This teaching guide helps instructors use a specific primary source set in the classroom. It offers discussion questions, classroom activities, and primary source analysis tools. It is intended to spark pedagogical creativity by giving a sample approach to the material. Please feel free to share, reuse, and adapt the resources in this guide for your teaching purposes."   Franky Abbott, Digital Public Library of America

    Title:"Ugly History: Japanese American Incarceration Camps – Densho"

    YouTube Description: Dig into the historic injustice of Japanese American incarceration camps, also known as internment camps, during World War II.

     

    View the YouTube video linked below to hear some firsthand descriptions of the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

    Title: “Diary Reveals Reality of Living in a WWII Japanese Internment Camp | NowThis”

    YouTube Description: This woman was born in a Japanese internment camp during World War II — and she says history is repeating itself today with immigrant detention centers

     

    View the YouTube video linked below to hear what a Japanese American woman’s diary reveals about life in a Japanese American Internment Camp during World War II. Also, hear her daughter discuss current events that mirror the events in the 1940’s in the United States.  

    Title: “Kids Meet a Survivor of the Japanese-American Internment – Kids Meet – HiHo Kids”

    Description: This man was incarcerated in a Japanese Internment Camp during World War II.

    View the YouTube video linked below to watch students interview a Japanese American who was detained in a Japanese American Internment Camp during World War II

    Link For Photograph Used in Title of OER

    See the link below for location of the photograph used to introduce the OER.