Farewell to Manzanar

Pre-reading Activity

THE BOOK AT A GLANCE


Farewell to Manzanar is a "true story of a Japanese American family’s struggle to survive as a family while coping with life in an internment camp during World War II"

(Holt, Rinehart, and Winston).

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GAINING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

TASK: COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS WITH YOUR GROUP AND PUT YOUR FINAL PRODUCT IN A GOOGLE PRESENTATION. #8 IS INDEPENDENT.

1) How did the United States become involved in World War II?


2) Why were internment camps put in place as a result?


3) Who was placed in internment camps?


4) What was life like for individuals living in these camps?


5) When and why did these camps end?


6) What was life like after being released from these camps?



7) Watch the following clip:

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/japanese-american-relocation

Discuss and list 5 aspects of internment camps that you view as being unfair and

inhumane.



8) Using the following pad let: http://padlet.com/rachelthompson0/xdgzbojooqhr

Post an image of internment camps that stands out to you. Above the image, include

your name and come up with a title for the image. Hint: everyone will google "internment camp." Think outside the box for a fresh perspective :-)