This lesson uses what is referred to as the Mystery Strategy for teaching.
The topic is Japanese Internment.
By following the steps to the lesson students will be able to answer the following questions:
1.Why was this order given (Executive order 9066)?
2.Which areas were “Military Areas” or “Exclusion Zones”?
3.Were only Japanese interned or were others such as Germans or Italians also interned?
4.Were all Japanese put in camps or were some excluded? And if so who was excluded and why?
5.Was it even legal to do this?
I have also included a 6th question that I often close the lesson with:
6.Do you think anything like this could happen today? Why or Why Not?
To complete this lesson student DO NOT need computers or internet. All of the resources they need are included with the lesson.
The lesson does require individual as well as group collaboration and discussion.