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Literature: "A Jar of Dreams" by Yoshiko Uchida
These sites are about Yoshiko Uchida, her book “A Jar of Dreams,” and the Japanese American internment camps during WWII. Included are eThemes resources on graphic organizers, Japan, and the decade of 1930-1939.
Look at photographs of Japanese American children in this internment camp. Click on "Student Essays" to read student experiences in their own words. Some of this text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
This site has many of Ansel Adams' photographs of the Manzanar Relocation Camp, a Japanese American internment camp. Photographs can be found by "Keyword" search or "Browse" by subject. Click on "Learning Page" for access to some lesson plans.
This site has a wealth of information about the Japanese American incarceration. Click on the "Learning Center" for some lesson plans for teachers. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
These sites have printable and interactive graphic organizers to be used in the classroom. Includes KWL charts, webs, clusters, timelines, outlines, fish diagrams, story maps, comparing charts, cause and effect charts, and more. Some sites explain how and why to use graphic organizers in the classroom.
These sites are about the history and events of the 1930s. Learn more about the causes and effects of the Great Depression. There are many primary documents, including oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, and audio files. Also includes maps and timelines.