Becoming Aware of the Japanese American Internment Camp Experience

Grade Range: 2-6
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 6/10/2008

This lesson will help students become aware of, and sensitive to, the Japanese American internment camp experience. By creating a list of things that are important and familiar to them and then choosing what they will take and leave behind, students will develop a sense of empathy by simulating situations which Japanese American children faced. This lesson accompanies in the online exhibition A More Perfect Union, which focuses on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps during World War II.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

World History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies

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