Views and Voices From Within : The Art and Writing of Estelle Ishigo, Heart Mountain Internment Camp, 1942-1945

Plan Outline:

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Time Required:

An average of 5 one-hour periods.

Objectives:

  1. Students will obtain historical data through the use of primary source documents.
  2. Students will describe elements of Japanese American Internment during World War II, through discussion and writing.
  3. Students will develop a sense of historical understanding of the internees' experiences during and after the Internment.
  4. Students will relate the themes of tolerance and prejudice to the era.
  5. Students will define and describe basic human rights and the role of an American citizen.
  6. Students will learn to analyze and interpret information from a variety of primary sources.
  7. Students will learn that artists use elements of art to convey messages.
  8. Students will learn how art and text work together to promote understanding of an historical event.
  9. Students will understand that creating artwork is a means of coping

Assessment:

Student products from the learning experiences

  1. Timeline
  2. Outline
  3. Journal entry
  4. Suitcase art
  5. Captions for artwork
  6. Log
  7. Prioritized, marked lists
  8. Group presentations

Standards Correlation:

The teaching activities in this lesson plan correlate to the National Standards for History.

The National Standards for the United States and World History encourages students to develop a sense of historical thinking. Elementary school children should demonstrate skills in the following five interconnected dimensions of historical thinking:

  1. Chronological Thinking
  2. Historical Comprehension
  3. Historical Analysis and Interpretation
  4. Historical Research Capabilities
  5. Historical Issues-Analysis and Decision-Making

Conceptual Links to Prior Understanding and Knowledge:

Students should have some understanding of how a timeline helps in understanding the chronological nature of history. They should have some familiarity with world geography and some awareness of the major wars of the twentieth century.

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