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Gallery Walk of the Japanese American Incarceration

Take a Digital Tour

Encourage students to study the Japanese American incarceration in more depth by examining collections of primary source documents. Have them explore all seven exhibits and take notes for reflection.

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Gallery Exhibits:
Exhibit B
Exhibit A
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Exhibit C
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Exhibit D
Exhibit G
Exhibit F
Exhibit E

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 [student version], 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
 

  1. What did you learn about the Japanese American incarceration?
     

  2. What most surprised you?
     

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

  4. What lessons can be learned from this chapter of history? 

 

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