Subject Area(s): World War II

Grade Level(s): 11

Format of Library of Congress media: Images

Best Instructional Practices


Standard 11:c - The student will demonstrate knowledge of the effects of World War II on the home front by explaining the internment of Japanese Americans during the war.


One 90 minute block period

Lesson Summary

This lesson will allow students to get a sense of what it was like for Japanese Americans to be placed in internment camps during World War II. This lesson relies heavily on primary source documents and the Socratic Seminar. Students will be involved in a variety of activities throughout the class period.

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All of the materials used in this lesson plan are available for downloading as PDF Files and PowerPoint files, as appropriate. PDF Files can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader.

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