Japanese-American Internment Camps

Less than three months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which permitted the military to evacuate and intern over 110,000 West Coast Japanese-Americans. The majority of whom were U.S. citizens. This well-balanced collection of historical documents will enlighten your students about this tragic chapter in history. This portfolio includes a Student Guide with reproducible activities and a timeline that the important dates of Japanese-American Internment. 5 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * Asian Immigration * A Question of Fear * Going to Internment Camps * Fighting Internment * Deciding Loyalty and Ending Relocation 14 Primary Source Documents: * Front page: San Francisco Chronicle, December 8, 1941, announcing Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor * Walter Lippmann’s, “Fifth Column” article, February 12, 1942 * Executive Order 9066, by F.D.R. on February 19, 1942 * Public Law 503: Penalties for not following Order 9066 * Exclusion Order No. 27, with map of prohibited area * Map: The locations of assembly and relocation centers * Clippings: Seattle newspapers on plights of those interned * War Relocation Auth. report on internment, August 12, 1942 * Camp Harmony Newsletter from Puyallup A.C. * Student essay on journey from home to Pinedale A.C. * Page: Hunt High School yearbook, Minidoka R.C., Idaho * Supreme Court decision: Korematsu v. The United States * Controversial “no-no boys” questionnaire, February 1943 * Public Law 100-383, by President Reagan in August 1988, with apology to interned, granting each $20,000 in reparations

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6271-1
Author: Muriel L. Dubois
Copyright: 2004
Reading Level: Grades 5-8
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Dimensions: 14" x 9 1/4"