Japanese immigrants (Isei) and Japanese-Americans (Nisei) have had a rough history in America. Since the 19th century when they first started immigrating to Hawaii and the West Coast, ethnically Japanese people have simultaneously made large contributions to the United States and been discriminated against on a terrible level. Even before World War II and Pearl Harbor, the Japanese -along with other Asian immigrants- were victims of hatred, discrimination, and sometimes even murder. But the history of Japanese-Americans is not only tragic; it's also inspirational and motivational. During this Webquest, students will be asked to explore the Japanese-American experience and learn how much a part of American History it truly is.
Before starting the tasks assigned in this WebQuest, please have a look at the "Evaluation" section to get a greater understanding of how these assignments will be graded.