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In this download center you can access, download or print copies of handouts, activities, and discussion-related materials you will need to make this lesson a success. We recommend the following class preparation.
Computer with Internet access for teacher
Computers with Internet access for students (throughout, or just for student research on Day Two)
Follow the instructions below before starting this lesson.
If teaching this lesson using print materials, make the appropriate number of copies of all student materials. (Quantities listed below.) If running Extension Activity 1 (Gallery Walk of the Japanese American Incarceration) as a physical gallery walk, make one copy of Exhibits A–G and display each exhibit in a different area of the classroom before class starts.
Set up and test computer, projector, speakers, and all videos before starting the lesson. Confirm that you are able to play and project the videos with adequate audio volume, or that your students can on their own systems.
Before Day Two, or for both days if you are using online versions of materials, ensure that computers are available for in-class student use.
Students define civil liberties and review excerpts from the U.S. Constitution that guarantee certain civil liberties to all Americans. They then apply their knowledge to hypothetical situations and analyze whether civil liberties violations occurred. For homework, students are assigned a content reading on the Japanese American internment.
Students discuss what they learned about the Japanese American incarceration and reflect on its lessons for the present and future. They then view a series of videos and reflect on modern-day civil liberty and social equity issues.