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I AM an American! Japanese Internment in WWII

from The National WWII Museum

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Students explore the story of Eva Hashiguchi, who spent her high-school days as an internee in Jerome, Arkansas. Through her account, witness how wartime hysteria and racial prejudice led to one of the darkest chapters of American history. Examine the country’s actions to apologize for the injustices committed against Japanese Americans. Hear about the struggles and tremendous accomplishments of the Purple Heart Battalion.

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Cost

By Request: $100.00
By Request Premium: $80.00


The Museum accepts check, major credit cards, and school P.O.s

Length

60 minutes (can be longer or shorter based on period length)


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Character Education, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Zoom



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

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The National WWII Museum

New Orleans, LA
United States

The National WWII Museum, designated by Congress as "America's World War II Museum," explores the American experience of the war years, focusing on the teamwork, optimism, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war. It promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations. Programs involve exploration of the history and lessons of the war, via analyses of primary sources.

Contact:
Kate Fitzgerald
distancelearning@nationalww2museum.org
5045281944425

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction to Eva Hashiguchi's story and the Internment of Japanese and Japanese Americans during WWII
2. Examine the roots of racial prejudice against Japanese immigrants to the United States.
3. View the provisions of Executive Order 9066
4. Analyze anti-Japanese propaganda and editorial cartoons
5. View what daily life was like in the camps
6. Meet the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
7. Discuss the country's apology and reparations against the injustices committed against Japanese Americans

Objectives

• Explore WWII artifacts, gaining insight on racial prejudice, wartime hysteria, and life in the internment camps through object-based inquiry.
• Analyze primary sources including archival video, editorial cartoons, photographs, etc. related to Japanese internment and Japanese Americans in the military.
• View an in-depth personal account of a Japanese American and her life before, during and after Internment.
• Understand the internment of Japanese Americans was a violation of civil rights and the U.S. Constitution based on wartime hysteria, enduring racism, political pressures and failure of leadership.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8: THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II (1929-1945)