Recommended books, film, maps, and online resources for curriculum about the Japanese American experience, including incorporation of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument: the obelisk, the 1942 photograph, the three-paragraph text, the five quotes, the map to Manzanar, and the list of major donors.
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ELEMENTARY GRADES K – 5
MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADES 6 – 8
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 10 – 12)
Grade 5: United States History and Geography: Making a New Nation
The Bracelet (book)
The Bracelet lesson plans by Ivy Jones (four lesson plans on Feelings on JA Internment, KWL on JA Internment, Oral History on JA Interment, and Writing and Illustrating a Book on JA Internment)
The Bracelet lesson plans by Amy Dent (four lesson plans on WWII Overview, Internment, Topaz in Utah, and Historical Prejudice)
Grade 8: United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict
Japanese American Internment: Fear Itself (Japanese American Internment at Library of Congress)
Dear Miss Breed: Letters From the Japanese American Internment (Dear Miss Breed: Letters from the Japanese American Internment at Smithsonian Education)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (book) at Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: Teacher’s Guide
Farewell to Manzanar Study Guide (book) at Facing History and Ourselves
Grade 11: United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century
Japanese American Internment.pdf
The Orange Story Online curriculum with short videos, short audio with transcripts, slide shows with captions, from anti-Japanese sentiment in the 1920s through Reagan’s signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Interspersed with the Story of Koji, a shopkeeper forced to sell his small grocery store at a loss when he leaves for mass incarceration, in four dramatized chapters.
Days of Waiting (30 minute video on Estelle Ishigo) at
Resistance to Anti-Miscegenation Laws at Facing History and Ourselves
Civil Rights and Japanese American Incarceration at Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project (is there a way to zero in on the exact webpage rather than the default learning page?)
Understanding Perspectives: Japanese American Relations in WWII Expeditionary Learning: Common Core Success: Our Curriculum
Grade 12: Principles of American Democracy and Economics
Fred Koremastsu K-12 Teachers Guide, Lesson Plans, Power Point Presentations at Fred T. Korematsu Institute
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