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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.) After making copies of Justice Quote Cards, cut along the lines to make several sets of quote cards.
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 justice and discuss the role of justice in society. They then work in teams to read, analyze, and reflect on famous quotes about justice, as well as its relation to other key concepts like truth, peace, and reconciliation. Students end class by reading a handout about the Japanese American Redress Movement.
Students learn about the quest for redress following the Japanese American incarceration during WWII.
After debriefing their reading on the Japanese American Redress Movement, students view a video of Japanese Americans reflecting on the redress movement and assess for themselves the success of the movement in achieving justice and reconciliation. They then turn their attention to modern social justice issues and explore ideas for addressing
Lead a discussion about the Japanese American Redress Movement based on student responses to the prior reading.
Use these extension activities to extend the lesson and reinforce understanding.