The Internment of Japanese Americans during wwii central Historical Question – Why were Japanese Americans interned during wwii?



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The Internment of Japanese Americans during WWII

Central Historical Question – Why were Japanese Americans interned during WWII?

  • Look at the Japanese Internment Timeline and read through the major events of the Internment.

  • Watch the government film at this link – http://www.archive.org/details/Japanese1943

  • Fill in the Graphic Organizer for Government Newsreel

  • Answer the following questions:

  1. What were some of the reasons for internment offered in the newsreel?

  2. How does the newsreel portray internment? Is it portrayed as a positive or negative thing?

  3. Who do you think the audience was for the newsreel?

  1. Has your hypothesis changed? Why or why not?

  2. Do you find these documents more of less trustworthy than the government newsreel? Why or why not?

  3. Why is the date of the Munson report important?

  1. Which of these documents do you think has more reliable explanation of internment of Japanese Americans? Why?

  2. Why were Japanese Americans interned during WWII? Provide evidence from the text to support your answer.



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