Gallery Walk of the Japanese-American Incarceration

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Study the Japanese-American incarceration in more depth, by clicking on the exhibits below.  Explore all seven exhibits and take notes for reflection.

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Procedures

To allow students an opportunity to study the Japanese-American incarceration in more depth, ask students to view Gallery Walk of the Japanese-American Incarceration, a digital gallery of primary source documents (also reproduced below for reference).

Instruct students to explore the gallery with a pencil and notebook (or several sheets of folder paper) in hand, examining all seven exhibits and taking notes on each. With the remaining class time, divide students into small groups to debrief the activity using the questions below.

Questions
 

What did you learn about the Japanese-American incarceration?


What most surprised you?


In what specific ways were citizens’ constitutional rights curtailed during this time? 


What lessons can be learned from this chapter of history? 

Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
Exhibit E
Exhibit F
Exhibit G
 

Next Up:

HOW LANGUAGE SHAPES PERCEPTIONS

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 2

Use the Japanese American incarceration as a case study to examine how terminology can shape our perceptions.

CIVIL LIBERTIES VS. CIVIL RIGHTS

EXTENSION ACTIVITY 3

Students learn about the differences between these two legal terms.

DEFINING CIVIL LIBERTIES

DAY 1, ACTIVITY 1

Define Civil Liberties and have students write down examples.

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