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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.

Equipment

  • Computer with Internet access for teacher 

  • Computers with Internet access for students (throughout, or just for student research on Day Two) 

  • Computer projector 

  • Speakers 

  • Whiteboard

 

Teacher Preparation

Follow the instructions below before starting this lesson.

  1. 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.  

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

Materials

Day One

Materials

ACTIVITY
Students define justice themselves and also discuss a provided definition.

Teacher Information 

Student Handout

one copy per group of 2 students (optional)

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Teacher Information 

ACTIVITY
Students read quotes about justice and analyze what they reveal about justice.

Materials

Student Handout

one copy per group of 3–4 students (optional)

Justice Quote Cards

one copy per group of 3–4 students

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Materials

Teacher Information 

Student Handout

one copy per student

CLOSE-UP
Students learn about the quest for redress following the Japanese American incarceration during WWII.
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Materials

Student Handout

one copy per student (optional)

ACTIVITY
Students find and summarize a news article on a current event related to justice.

Teacher Information 

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

Materials

Day Two

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Materials

Video: 45 Years of Anger

Teacher Information 

Video: Redress Reflections

Student Handout

one copy per student (optional)

WATCH
Students watch two videos giving varying perspectives of redress.
Writing Notes

Student Handout

one copy per student

Materials

Teacher Information 

ASSIGNMENT
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Materials

Teacher Information 

Student Handout

one copy per group of 4–5 students

ACTIVITY
Students summarize and discuss their justice-related news articles in small groups.
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Materials

Teacher Information 

Student Handout

one copy per student (optional)

ACTIVITY
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.

Materials

Extension Activies

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WATCH
Students watch a video about the landmark legal case filed by former incarceree Fred Korematsu.

Student Handout

one copy per student (optional)

Teacher Information 

Video: One Man’s Battle: Fred Korematsu

Materials

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Student Handout

one copy per student (optional)

Materials

Teacher Information 

ACTIVITY
Examine the complex relationship between justice and truth, peace, and reconciliation.
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Student Handout

one copy per group of 3–5 students (optional)

Materials

Teacher Information 

ACTIVITY
Students consider alternative models of justice around the world.
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Student Handout

one copy per student (optional)

Audio: Do Animals Have Morals?

Materials

Teacher Information 

ACTIVITY
Students listen to and watch media about justice in animals and consider key related questions.

Video: Justice in Animals

Student Handout

one copy per student

Materials

Teacher Information 

ACTIVITY
Students contemplate the role and value of apology in “correcting” an injustice and fostering reconciliation.
WATCH
Watch the history of Japanese American redress through the perspective of Norman Y. Mineta.

Student Handout

one copy per group of 2–3 students (optional)

Teacher Information 

Video: The Fight for Justice

Materials

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