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Internment Camp Webquest
Due Date: 2/9/2018
Subject: 6th Grade Language Arts

Japanese Internment camps WebQuest

Instructions: Answer the questions below, using information on Web sites and your own deductions. Note: This assignment is posted on Mr. Bodnar’s Web site, with links.

 

1. (http://www.children-of-the-camps.org/history/index.html) How many Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during World War II?

 

2. (http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/89manzanar/89manzanar.htm) Why were Japanese sent to internment camps?

 

3. (http://www.children-of-the-camps.org/history/timeline.html) How might the movie Little Tokyo, U.S.A., (which was released in June 1942) affect other Americans’ attitudes toward Japanese Americans?

 

4. (Read the four SCRAPBOOK entries written by Japanese American students in Ella Evanson’s class on this site: http://www.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/harmony/exhibit/children.html) How would you describe the attitudes of Japanese American students who were getting ready to go to an internment camp?

 

5. (Read the three LETTERS written by former students to Ella Evanson on this site: http://www.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/harmony/exhibit/children.html) How would you describe life for these Japanese American students in a concentration camp?

 

6. (http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/89manzanar/89facts3.htm) How long did it take to move people of Japanese ancestry to the permanent relocation centers?

 

7. (http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/89manzanar/89facts3.htm) What components made up a typical relocation center? Why do you think the centers were designed to be self-contained and self-sufficient?

 

8. (http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/89manzanar/89facts3.htm) Why was it important for evacuees to make changes in their environment?

 

9. (http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/89manzanar/89facts3.htm) How did some members of the community show their anger at the way the government had treated them?

 

10. (http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/89manzanar/89facts3.htm) How did other members demonstrate their loyalty to the United States?

 

11. If you were a relocated Japanese American, how do you think you would have reacted?

 

 



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