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JULY 2017

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.