Crossroads of History Project

Japanese American Relocation


This activity was produced in conjunction with The Library of Congress and the TPS at Metropolitan State University of Denver. This activity will allow learners to:Draw conclusions about relocation centers used during WW2 in the western US.Analyze primary resources using a question method to discover details.Discuss the concept of fear and why others may be treated differently due to fear and prejudice. Short lesson plan introducing Japanese American relocation centers (or internment camps) using primary resources from Library of Congress. The lesson focuses on a newspaper article about the center in Hunt, Idaho and a photo of a toddler from the Manzanar camp. Can be used before teaching the book Farewell to Manzanar.

Subject: English Language Arts, History

Level: Middle School

Material Type: Lesson