The process of exploring the experience of the Japanese and Japanese-Americans in the USA will require the group to complete four tasks. Please do the tasks in order as each task will help you understand the next. Download the Microsoft Word documents marked by task and use the websites in the 'Task' section to complete the assignment. You may also use other resources besides the websites provided.
Task 1: Compare and contrast the labor contracts of 1900 with what you would want as a laborer in Hawaii.
Task 2: Write a character journal from the perspective of an Isei or Nisei high school student living in California, Oregon, or Washington State.
Task 3: Use the Smithsonian website (A More Perfect Union) to download photos of the Japanese internment. Use 5-10 photos to compile a photo album using Powerpoint or Prezi. Each photo must be accompanied by a 4-5 sentence description. The photo album must give a comprehensive view of the Japanese internment experience.
Task 4: Use your knowledge about Japanese internment and write a persuasive essay relating the Japanese-American experience to the Muslim-American experience. Write it as if you are writing to a relative or friend. (This task will be completed by each individual student).