Lesson Plan

Japanese Internment

Japanese Internment
Patricia M.
Classroom teacher
Ralph Chandler Middle School
Simpsonville, United States
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My Grades 7
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to explain/describe the Japanese internment and the implications it had on internees. 

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 7
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Student Notes

1 Activating Strategy

Students will log in to No Red Ink and continue the assignment on Independent and Dependent Clauses.

2 Mini-Lesson/Activity-The DO

Students will use the Padlet to research the Japanese Internment with primary and secondary sources. The students will answer questions in a stations format on a Google Doc. The stations and questions focus on: 

  • Introduction to Internment 
  • Photograph Analysis
  • Tone
  • Importance of Oral History

There are 6 stations total with questions for each source.

3 Summarizing Strategy

Activity: Conversing

Students will share one interesting fact learned from the stations with a close partner in a Tic-Tac-Toe game. 

Student Instructions
  1. Choose a partner
  2. One partner is X, one partner is O
  3. Create a tic tac toe board on a sticky note
  4. Person X goes first by sharing one interesting fact they learned today, then puts their "X" on the note.
  5. Person O goes next by sharing one interesting fact they learned, then puts their "O" on the note.
  6. Finish out the game together.