Honoring Japanese Americans

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 20 Minutes
Date Posted: 4/19/2012

In this activity, children will examine pictures of a Congressional Gold Medal for Japanese American soldiers, investigate the symbols on both sides, and design their own medal for kids who lived in the camps. Part of an OurStory module from entitled Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp, this activity includes images of the Congressional Gold Medal, discussion prompts, and background information. OurStory is designed to help children and adults explore history together through the use of children's literature, museum collections, and hands-on activities.

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