Japanese-American Internment Revisited

Japanese-American Internment Revisited

CRA Description : 
The Japanese-American internment during World War II has long been considered a controversial reaction to another countryʼs attack on the United States. In this assignment, students will research Japanese-American internment during World War II and the Japanese American communityʼs struggles to end the internment and to fight for their rights even after the war ended. Students will evaluate the historical actions of the federal government in terms of civil rights violations and of the actions of reparation decades later. Students will take a position on both actions of the federal government.
Subjects: 
Social Studies
US History
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Bill of Rights
Civil Rights
Discrimination
Executive Order 9066
Hirabayashi v. United States (1943)
Internment Camp
Japanese-American Citizens League
Japanese-American Reparations Act of 1988
Korematsu v. United States (1944)
Nisei
Pearl Harbor
Prejudice
Relocation
Reparations
World War II
Prior Knowledge: 
Students should know how to appropriately cite sources of information. Students should know how to evaluate sources of information for bias and accuracy. Students should know how to construct an essay using appropriate writing conventions. Students should know how to construct research questions and conduct research. Students should be familiar with the history of Japanese Americans during and after World War II.