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Mrs. Hemmelgarn

English II




Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston

Chapters 1-3 Study Guide and Internet Research: 20 points




Answer these questions using the book:


  1. How long did Jeanne’s family live at Manzanar? (ix) ________________________________

  2. When were they moved to Manzanar? (17) ___________________

  3. How old was Jeanne? (3) __________________

  4. Why was Papa arrested? (9) _____________________________________________________

  5. For how long was he imprisoned? (9) ________________________

  6. Where was he imprisoned? (15) __________________________________________________

  7. TWO POINT QUESTION Complete the missing four names on this family tree: (22)


For questions 8 & 9, use http://www.asianamericanmedia.org/jainternment/camps/index.html


  1. How many Japanese Americans were resettled into camps? ___________________________

  2. Using the “Temporary Detention Centers,” “Permanent WRA Camps,” and “Camp Life” pages, identify 2 facts which are referred to in Chapters 1-3 of Farewell to Manzanar:

    1. ________________________________________________________________________

    2. ________________________________________________________________________

For questions 10 & 11, use http://www.nps.gov/manz/photosmultimedia/ansel-adams-gallery.htm


  1. How many of the Japanese Americans at Manzanar were under 18? (Look at the bottom of the page.) ___________________________

  2. Browse Ansel Adams’s photos from Manzanar (and the photos of any of the other three photographers in whom you are interested). Write 2 facts about life at Manzanar which the photos reveal (do not simply write 2 people’s names):

    1. ________________________________________________________________________

    2. ________________________________________________________________________


For question 12, use http://www.nps.gov/archive/manz/virtualtour/tour/map.html


  1. Take a look at the Manzanar map and virtual tour on this webpage. List two new details you learned about the camp:

    1. ________________________________________________________________________

    2. ________________________________________________________________________


For question 13, use http://www.nps.gov/manz/historyculture/german-internment.htm


  1. What do you discover on this webpage? ____________________________________________

  2. If you have a German last name and/or ancestry, when did your ancestors immigrate to America? (e.g. Heinrich Herman Hemmelgarn (originally Himmelgarten) from Hanover immigrated to Ohio in the 1830s with his wife and five children.) ______________________________________

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For questions 15-17, use http://www.gaic.info/index.html

  1. How many German American and Latin American citizens and residents were sent to internment camps during World War Two? _________________________________________

  2. How does this number compare to the number of Japanese Americans who were interned (see question 8)? ________________________________________________________________

  3. Click on “Internment Camps” and scroll down to the “US Department of Justice Internment Facilities” section. Click “Read more about Department of Justice Internment Facilities.” Find the section about the camp to which Ko Wakatsuki was sent in December 1941 (see question 6), and read the four paragraphs about this camp. What are the two most notable facts you discovered?

    1. ________________________________________________________________________

    2. ________________________________________________________________________

For question 18, use http://www.foitimes.com/internment/Facesplaces.htm

  1. Scroll through these images. Note your two most prominent observations below:

    1. ________________________________________________________________________

    2. ________________________________________________________________________



  1. How would you have felt if, when you were seven, your father had been imprisoned in North Dakota, then your whole family (all American citizens) had been imprisoned indefinitely, simply because you have German heritage? _________________________________________

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