Japanese-American Treatment in the United States in the 1940s


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How can we visually show students how Japanese Americans were treated during World War II?

Storyboard Text

  • Hi, my name is Bob. I live in Boston and I am heading off to war in the Pacific!
  • I'm Fred Korematsu. I am a Japanese American in 1942. I want to support the war effort to show my patriotism. Maybe I'll join the U.S. army!
  • What are YOU doing here? You are the enemy! We are fighting your kind in the war.
  • I am an American! I want to serve this country.I want my family to live a life like any other American family.
  • Japs should be put away! We can't trust you!
  • What is HE doing here?
  • I'm an American! I'm on your side!
  • Honey, watch out for people like him.
  • Ugh!
  • Did you hear?!?
  • President Roosevelt just passed Executive Order 9066. All Japs in America are being sent to internment camps as a matter of national security!
  • What is it, dear?
  • Alright people, no leaving the premises!
  • This is prejudice! I'm bringing this mistreatment to the Supreme Court!
  • I want to go home!
  • You have us confined because of how we look, not for who we are!
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