In 1942 an unfortunate turn of events led the American government to intern thousands of Japanese American’s in cramped and inhumane conditions. This text gives an overall understanding of why this transpired, who was behind it and what internee’s faced upon detention. It also sheds light on the REDRESS movement for understanding of what happened with the promise to never let it happen again.
This reading and comprehension guide has been put together with the focus of 6-8th grade students in mind. Prior knowledge of WWII and discussions of NAZI GERMANY may provide additional background knowledge for this guide.
Within this guide you will find a Table of Contents to quickly access each of the nine chapters of the book. After a short summary of each chapter you will locate a selection of activities intended to engage the reader in deeper understanding and thought on the internment of Japanese Americans in 1942. For each activity the Common Core Standards have been listed and at the end of the guide you can find an vocabulary index that lists words perhaps unfamiliar and the location within the text.