Thursday, October 17, 2013

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Japanese Internment Camp Human Rights Activity”

by Different Drummer Secondary English
7th - 11th Grade

**Satisfies the Common Core Requirement Reading Standard for Informational Text Integration of Knowledge and Ideas #9 for 9th-12th grades.

This worksheet can be used in a variety of ways. 

If you teach Social Studies, this can be used as a supplemental activity when discussing Japanese Internment camps and the violation of Japanese-American human and constitutional rights. 

If you are reading or plan to read Farewell to Manzanar, you can use this worksheet to see the internment of the Japanese and Jeanne from the point of view of human and constitutional legality of their internment.

This activity asks students to use the Declaration of Independence as a primary resource document to help them figure out which rights they believe are the most important to American citizens and human rights in general. They are then asked to try to analyze the Japanese internment from a legal and personal standpoint. In addition to short answers, students are also required to create well-developed paragraphs exploring their personal beliefs to come up with their own point of view.

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