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Elementary School Lesson Plan

REMEMBRANCE: What can we learn about characters through their thoughts and actions?

Students use primary sources about Japanese American incarceration to learn character development as it relates to story.

Topics covered:

  • Japanese American incarceration
  • Character development
  • Object analysis
  • Comparing historical sources

Standards met:

  • History
  • Reading
  • Civics
  • Listening

Secondary Lesson Plans

REMEMBRANCE: How does non-violent direct action function as a response to injustice?

Students review case study examples of responses to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and use Dr. King’s Six Steps of Nonviolent Direct Action

Topics Covered:

  • Japanese American incarceration
  • Non-violent direct action
  • Cause and effect

Standards met:

  • Civics
  • History
  • Reading
  • Listening