Organization and Subject Matter Overview

 

Week One

Week Two

Topic

Overview of WWII up to Pearl Harbor

Japanese American life before and after Pearl Harbor

NCSS Strands 1b) explain how information and experiences may be interpreted by people from diverse cultural perspectives and frames of reference;

10c) locate, access, analyze, organize, and apply information about selected public issues—recognizing and explaining multiple points of view;

Utah Objectives

3.2 Analyze the major causes and effects of WWII

6.1(sixth grade) Examine the reasons for war

5.3 Analyze the democratic process

6.1 (sixth grade) Examine the reasons for war

Learning Activities

KWWL about WWII and Pearl Harbor

Read and discuss Declaration of Independence and Constitution Amendments XIII and XIV

 

Discussion and Research of Major Events: Battles, motivations, sides

Read and discuss Declaration of Independence and Constitution Amendments XIII and XIV

 

Continuation of discussion

Pearl Harbor:  who was stationed there; what was happening just prior to attack

 

Continuation of discussion

Pearl Harbor:  December 7, 1941—an overview of the day

 

Timeline of overview

Lifestyle change and more discrimination for Japanese Americans

 


 

 

Week Three

Week Four

Topic

 

 

NCSS Strands 1b) explain how information and experiences may be interpreted by people from diverse cultural perspectives and frames of reference;

10c) locate, access, analyze, organize, and apply information about selected public issues—recognizing and explaining multiple points of view;

Utah Objectives

7.2 Describe the role of United States leaders in…WWII…

NCSS 6b) how [government] powers are acquired, used, justified

NCSS 1a) [how] societies meet human needs

4f) influence of attitudes on personal identity

4g)identify and interpret examples of stereotyping

Learning Activities

Presentation of Executive Order 9066 and letters to friends

.Who was in charge?  Relationships with guards?  Who was given power or “honorable” jobs?

 

Who was relocated and why?  Slips with scenarios; students vote/guess who goes and stays

Homes:  who built them?  Dividers?  How many?  Crowded? Groups build small communities

 

.Preparations for leaving:  What came with and what was left behind.

School:  pictures of school and activities; journal entry

 

Location of camps?  Difference between camps and assembly centers

Food, clothing, work, religion

How accumulated

Where

What

 

 

Transportation and Arrival at camps:  orally present how

Research stories of people and write a short biography or biopoem.

 


 

 

Week five

 

Topic

Post War

 

NCSS Strands 1b) explain how information and experiences may be interpreted by people from diverse cultural perspectives and frames of reference;

10c) locate, access, analyze, organize, and apply information about selected public issues—recognizing and explaining multiple points of view;

Utah Objectives

3.3 Identify the role of the United States in world affairs from WWII to the present

 

Learning Activities

Close research and oral presentations of findings

 

 

Release of internees—what happened to homes? What type of discrimination was dealt with?  “That’s my desk!” * found in Appendix

 

 

Guest Speaker

 

 

Student centered meeting:  what did you learn and how can you apply it in your life?

 

 

Portfolio completion, sharing/hand in