Why were

Japanese Americans interned,


how did it affect their lives?



A Unit for

5th Graders


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Table of Contents


·      Overview and Rationale

·      Teacher Background Information

·      Unit Planning Chart

·      Organization and Subject Matter Overview

1.  Chart

·      Goals and Objectives

·      Learning Activities Bank

1.  Timeline—Overview of WWII up to Pearl Harbor

2.  Executive Order 9066—Letters to Friend

3.  Preparing to Leave—Advertisement for selling possessions

4.  Where the Camps/Assembly Centers were Located

·      Assessment

·      Appendix