Topic: Korematsu vs. United States And Farewell To Manzanar A comparative case study By Andrea Wright,GeraldineGaughan, and Alphonzo Bryan
Background Information http://www.historyplace.com/ http://www.history/
Fact or Opinion? It is 1941…, decide whether the following statements are fact or opinion. • Franklin D. Roosevelt is President of the United States._ • United States declared war on Japan because of the bombing of Pearl Harbor._ • California had a large Japanese population._ • Japanese Americans might feel a strong allegiance to the Emperor. ________________________________________________ Decisions…………… Imagine being the President. Based on the facts and opinions written above, what would you do?
Introduction to Farewell to Manzanarby Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston Building Prior Knowledge Farewell to Manzanar is an autobiography. It is the story of one families experience at Manzanar Internment Camp.
Predictions • Students were asked to read the first page, and write down their predictions about the story. You are Japanese American. You have been told that you must relocate. What do you do? Discuss options.
The Manzanar Center http://www.sfmuseum.org/views/manzanar.ppt Students view pictures of the Manzanar Center on this website. They were asked to answer the following questions: 1)From the pictures, describe what your day might be like. 2)How would you feel? 3)How might your parents feel?
Activities • Story Map • Student’s may do journal entries from one character’s point of view. • Students may do a timeline indicating major events of each chapter. • Students may write a dramatization of scenes.
Connections to Korematsu vs. United States • What if you hadn’t gone to Manzanar?
Introduction to Korematsu vs. United States http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/tips.htm
Koramatsu Japanese American Attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese spies Refused internment Arrested Supreme Court Case Lost United States Military request to intern the Japanese Americans. Day of Infamy Act of Congress Internment Supreme Court Case Won Background/Facts of the Case
Student activities for Koramatsu Persuasive essay/English Language Arts Standard E2e Social Studies Standards 5-4 (Debate issues) Write editorials/English Language Arts Standard E2c Follow up activity: Could this happen today?