What was the World War II experience like for the thousands of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast? The activities in this lesson are designed to provide a window into the war years. Using primary sources, students will explore a period in United States history when 120,000 Japanese Americans were evacuated from the West Coast and held in internment camps.
Students will be able to:
- evaluate documents and photographs from the American Memory collections.
- explain how major events are related to each other in time.
- recognize point of view in print and visual materials.
- draw upon primary sources to create a presentation reflective of the Japanese American internment experience.
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