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Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During WWII 1. Students will be given a series of document packets con. cerning the Akimoto family during World War II Each of This lesson allows students the. the four groups of documents deals with a different time opportunity to explore primary. period in the lives of the Akimotos Once the students and secondary resources. have reviewed the documents they will act out specific without writing an essay or. scenes for the rest of the class While students are acting document based question. out the scenes the rest of the class will be completing a DBQ response Instead. visual graphic organizer students are encouraged to act. write and draw to facilitate,their understanding of the. Historical Context material while gaining a deeper. understanding of the issues that, Most middle school students have a vague understanding confronted Japanese Americans. of Japanese internment in the United States during World during World War II. War II However the events leading up to Japanese intern Matthew Elms. ment prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the role of. Elms teaches at Singapore American School, Japanese American soldiers in World War II help to expand. in Singapore, students knowledge of U S history and issues related to. World War II including training camps shipping out over. seas loss of life and prisoner of war camps, Private First Class John Akimoto and Private Victor Akimoto are one of 26 sets of brothers.
buried in a special section at Lorraine American Cemetery These Japanese American brothers. and their families back in the states directly felt the implications of internment. Objectives, At the conclusion of this lesson students will be able to. Explain anti Asian and anti Japanese sentiment before Pearl Harbor. Discuss the internment of 110 000 Japanese Americans. Examine issues related to the military service of 33 000 Japanese Americans and. Reflect on how these topics affected an individual family. ABMCEDUCATION ORG, American Battle Monuments Commission National History Day Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During WWII 2. Standards Connections,Connections to Common Core, CCSS ELA LITERACY RH 6 8 1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary. and secondary sources, CCSS ELA LITERACY RH 6 8 2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or second. ary source provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. Connections to C3 Framework, D2 His 1 6 8 Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.
D2 His 3 6 8 Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why. they and the developments they shaped are seen as historically significant. Documents Used indicates an ABMC source,Primary Sources. Group One Anti Asian Sentiment and Introduction to the Akimotos. Photograph The Akimoto Family 1927,Akimoto Family Collection. Photograph Door of barber shop owned by Andy Hale in a little desert town of Parker 15 miles. from where is located the Colorado River Relocation Center November 11 1944. National Archives and Records Administration 210 CC IN 4. Photograph Mary with Students 1907,Akimoto Family Collection. Photograph Masanori with Brothers c 1906,Akimoto Family Collection. Photograph Ted and Johnny Akimoto 1925,Akimoto Family Collection.
ABMCEDUCATION ORG, American Battle Monuments Commission National History Day Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During WWII 3. Photograph The USS West Virginia and USS Tennessee after the attack on Pearl Harbor. December 7 1941, Franklin D Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. http www abmc gov multimedia field monument war tid 7 type 0 image page 4. Photograph Victor Akimoto by Bank 1940,Akimoto Family Collection. Political Cartoon Dr Seuss Waiting for the Signal from Home February 13 1942. University of California at San Diego Library, http library ucsd edu speccoll dswenttowar index html ark bb5222708w. Poster Chinese Excluded 1882,British Columbia Archives.
http www pbs org becomingamerican ap prog2 html, Poster Mass Meeting of the Oregon Property Owners Protective League Inc 1945. Group Two Internment,Granada Pioneer March 31 1943. Letter from Johnny Akimoto to Mary and Masanori Akimoto April 13 1943. Akimoto Family Collection, Letter from Johnny Akimoto to Ruth and Hideo Kodani February 19 1943. Akimoto Family Collection, Letter from Johnny Akimoto to Mary and Masanori Akimoto February 3 1943. Akimoto Family Collection, Loyalty Questionnaire War Relocation Authority January 1943.
Mary Miki Shiritori Akimoto Santa Anita Assembly Center Painting 1942. Akimoto Family Collection,ABMCEDUCATION ORG, American Battle Monuments Commission National History Day Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During WWII 4. Photograph Amache District Headquarters Boy Scouts of America Granada Relocation Center. May 10 1943,National Archives and Records Administration. Photograph Military Police on Duty in Watch Tower at Santa Anita Park Assembly Center April 6 1942. National Archives and Records Administration 537019. Photograph Arcadia California Evacuees of Japanese Ancestry from San Pedro California. Arrive by Special Trains for Santa Anita Assembly Center April 5 1942. National Archives and Records Administration 537038. https catalog archives gov id 537038 q santa 20anita 20arrive. Poster Instruction to all Persons of Japanese Ancestry May 23 1942. National Park Service, www nps gov manz learn historyculture images Poster jpg. Group Three Military Life and Death, Letter from Major General J A Ulio to Masanori Akimoto August 21 1944. Department of the Army, Letter from Johnny Akimoto to Mary and Masanori Akimoto June 21 1943.
Akimoto Family Collection, Letter from Ted Akimoto to Mary and Masanori Akimoto August 21 1944. Akimoto Family Collection, Letter from Victor Akimoto to his family April 29 1942. Akimoto Family Collection,Photograph Johnny Jane and Ted Akimoto c 1943. Akimoto Family Collection, Photograph Members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team are seen in the Vosges mountain. range in France October 1944, U S Army Signal Corps American Battle Monuments Commission.
http www abmc gov multimedia field monument war tid 7 type 5B 5D image. ABMCEDUCATION ORG, American Battle Monuments Commission National History Day Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During WWII 5. Photograph Sergeant Victor Akimoto and Private Johnny Akimoto c 1943. Akimoto Family Collection, Photograph Two color guards and color bearers of the Japanese American 442nd Combat Team. stand at attention while their citations are read November 12 1944. U S Army Signal Corps SC 196716,Photograph Victor on Guard Duty c 1943. Akimoto Family Collection,Group Four Life of a Prisoner of War POW. Comite International de la Croix Rouge December 1944. Department of the Army, International Committee of the Red Cross Report April 17 1945.
Department of the Army, Letter from Major General J A Ulio to Mary Akimoto November 11 1944. Department of the Army, Letter from Major General J A Ulio to Mary Akimoto April 19 1945. Department of the Army, Letter from Mary Akimoto to War Department February 14 1945. Department of the Army,Missing Report 1944,Department of the Army. Photograph Liberated Soldiers at Bad Orb Eating C Rations April 2 1945. US Army Signal Corps 111 SC 231077, Photograph Reenacting the liberation of Stalag IX B April 2 1945.
U S Army Signal Corps 111 SC 339369, Request for Disposition of Remains November 24 1947. Department of the Army, War Department Telegram to Mary Akimoto May 8 1945. Department of the Army,ABMCEDUCATION ORG, American Battle Monuments Commission National History Day Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During WWII 6. Secondary Sources,Becoming American Between Two Worlds. http www pbs org becomingamerican ap prog2 html, Aleksi Solorio Japanese American Servicemen in World War II.
https www youtube com watch v Lr6NrneZ59I list PLUTfnoHdXmEZ3QvLtN2BilGrSaNIc. Mqib index 17,A Return to the Internment Camp,New York Times. http www nytimes com video us 100000003689559 remembering amache. html smprod nytcore iphone smid nytcore iphone share. Eulogy for Private First Class John Akimoto 2015,American Battle Monuments Commission. http abmceducation org john akimoto,Eulogy for Private Victor Akimoto 2015. American Battle Monuments Commission,http abmceducation org victor akimoto. Lesson Video 2015,American Battle Monuments Commission.
http abmceducation org elms lesson resources 1,When the Akimotos Went to War 2015. American Battle Monuments Commission, http abmceducation org sites default files AkimotosBook 508 pdf. ABMCEDUCATION ORG, American Battle Monuments Commission National History Day Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During WWII 7. Four source packets of primary and secondary resources. Group One Anti Asian Sentiment and Introduction to the Akimotos. Group Two Internment,Group Three Military Life and Death. Group Four Life of a Prisoner of War POW,Journals or online notebook.
Large plain white paper to be used as the graphic organizer. Assessment Writing Rubric,Lesson Preparation, Teachers are encouraged to read the book When the Akimotos Went to War A free copy of the. book can be downloaded at http abmceducation org when the akimotos went to war. Print one copy of each of the source packets consider laminating for future use. Group One Anti Asian Sentiment and Akimoto Family,Group Two Japanese American Internment. Group Three Military Life and Death,Group Four Life of a Prisoner of War POW. Have students create a Graphic Organizer of Events a large sheet of white paper folded into four. quadrants marked as Section One Section Two Section Three and Section Four to track the story. Activity One Sponge Activity 15 minutes, Teacher Tip Depending on the level of knowledge of the students the teacher may want to. play one or both of the video clips by Aleksi Solorio or the New York Times to introduce the topic. of Japanese American soldiers of World War II, Ask students to respond to the following question in a student journal or notebook.
After Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7 1941 President Roosevelt issued Executive. Order 9066 in January 1942 The order forced 110 000 Japanese Americans many of them. citizens of the United States to leave their homes in California Oregon and Washington. ABMCEDUCATION ORG, American Battle Monuments Commission National History Day Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During WWII 8. State and move into internment camps surrounded by barbed wire and guarded with. machine guns If you were an eligible Japanese American male living in an internment. camp during World War II would you enlist in the United States Army Why or why not. Activity Two Document Analysis and Presentation 60 minutes. Explain to the students that they will be assigned to one of four groups Teachers may want to. have a balance of male and female students in each group Each group will be given a series of. primary and secondary sources to examine, Ask students to read through the documents and work as a team to interpret and discuss the. various items, Ask students to prepare a creative skit or dramatic reenactment of their evidence Each. piece of information as well as each student should be used in the group presentation Each. presentation should last two to three minutes, Circulate the room and help the students interpret the evidence provide support for historical. questions and advice or ideas for acting out the skit. Distribute a piece of paper to create the Graphic Organizer of Events to each student Ask each. student to construct their organizer fold to create four equal quadrants label as sections one. through four and start by making a quick sketch description of their part of the story. Teacher Tip Remind the students that they are reenacting events that directly affected the real. lives of specific individuals and families Their behavior and attitude should be respectful. Ask each group to present their skit or dramatic reenactment to the class Provide time after. each skit for the students to draw and write, Teacher Note It is very important to recap the scene and clear up any confusion misconcep.
tions or questions for the entire group,Activity Three Reflection 15 minutes. Watch the eulogy for Johnny Akimoto or Victor Akimoto presented at the Lorraine American Cemetery. Watch the video about the Akimoto story filmed on location at the Lorraine American Cemetery. Engage students in discussion as to what they have learned and what questions still remain. Assessment, After the presentations have the students respond to the following questions in their reflection. journals or notebooks, Considering what you now know about Victor and Johnny Akimoto if you were an eligible. Japanese American male living in an internment camp during World War II would you. Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During World War II A Living DBQ Guiding question How did Japanese Americans make sacrifices to help the United States win World War II Activity A Japanese American Family s Experience During WWII 1 ABMCEDUCATION ORG American Battle Monuments Commission National History Day Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

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