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Executive Order 9066 Notes and Activity

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History: USA


Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Jason Stein
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Executive Order 9066 Notes and Activity

A comprehensive teaching tool designed to enlighten students on the pivotal era of World War II, this engaging resource is suitable for Grades 9 through 12, making it an excellent choice for high school history instruction especially in the field of US History.

About the Resource

  • This practical and interactive assignment delves into "Japanese-American internment during WWII", challenging students to critically analyze historical events from different perspectives.

  • The assignment begins with a group activity that places students in a simulation reminiscent of what Japanese Americans experienced post-Pearl Harbor attack.

  • To deepen their understanding, excerpts from "Farewell to Manzanar" are included which offer a sense of empathy towards those affected by these internment policies. These primary source quotes serve as powerful tools that humanize history lessons beyond simple facts or summaries.

Digital Integration

Adding an up-to-date twist is a linked TED Talk video featuring former interned Japanese American recounting personal experiences during this trying time in our nation's history. To encourage deeper reflection on this presentation, follow-up questions are provided creating room for thoughtful discussions among peers.

Tech Requirements

In terms of logistics and tech requirements; teachers can expect downloadable content via ZIP file format fully compatible with PowerPoint interfaces ensuring ease-of-use within classrooms equipped with modern multimedia resources.

Educational Benefits:

This educational resource promises not only factual dissemination but also fosters empathy allowing learners to relate better with humanity behind historic events like Executive Order 9066. As we understand educators' needs' diversity it caters public school teachers’ need who wants active engagement while teaching complex topics and also homeschooling parents seeking quality materials promoting self-study and independent analysis skills among their young scholars.

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World War II Executive Order 9066 Japanese-American Internment Farewell to Manzanar TED Talk

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