and Voices From Within : The Art and Writing of Estelle Ishigo, Heart Mountain
Internment Camp, 1942-1945
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An average of 5 one-hour
- Students will obtain
historical data through the use of primary source documents.
- Students will describe
elements of Japanese American Internment during World War II, through discussion
- Students will develop
a sense of historical understanding of the internees' experiences during and
after the Internment.
- Students will relate
the themes of tolerance and prejudice to the era.
- Students will define
and describe basic human rights and the role of an American citizen.
- Students will learn to
analyze and interpret information from a variety of primary sources.
- Students will learn that
artists use elements of art to convey messages.
- Students will learn how
art and text work together to promote understanding of an historical event.
- Students will understand
that creating artwork is a means of coping
Student products from the
- Journal entry
- Suitcase art
- Captions for artwork
- Prioritized, marked lists
- Group presentations
The teaching activities
in this lesson plan correlate to the National Standards for History.
- Era 8- The Great Depression
and World War II (1929-1945)
- Standard 3c - Evaluate
the internment of Japanese Americans during the war and assess the implication
for civil liberties.
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:
- Chronological Thinking
- Historical Comprehension
- Historical Analysis and
- Historical Research Capabilities
- Historical Issues-Analysis
Conceptual Links to Prior Understanding
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.