Curriculum Topic: Manzanar Incarceration Camp
Lesson Plan Courtesy of: Angela Wang, social studies teacher and Equity and Excellence in Education Certificate graduate at Clarksburg High School, Montgomery County, MD.
Lesson Plan Synopsis: To acquire a thorough image of what people of Japanese ancestry experienced at Manzanar (a concentration camp northeast of Los Angeles) during World War II, students will participate in a WebQuest. By completing the WebQuest students will examine various resources, answer guided questions, and then create a personal experiences diary.
Lesson plan will be available for download in January/February 2017.
Photos: (Left) The U.S. Army ordered that orphan and foster children of Japanese ancestry were to be incarceratedin the orphanage within Manzanar Incarceration Camp. A total of 101 children would be housed here until it closed in September 1945. (Right) Manzanar military police were responsible for killing 2 inmates when they shot into a crowd of protesters during the Manzanar uprising.