Understand the history of Japanese immigration to the United States, the laws regarding Japanese Americans rights to citizenship and property, and the racial discrimination against the Japanese that preceded internment during World War II.
Describe the physical existence in the internment camps and the day-to-day life of internees.
Use GIS software to analyze demographic changes in the Japanese American population as a result of internment.
Analyze the demographic characteristics of the interned Japanese American population in relation to stereotypes held at the time.
Analyze primary and secondary documents and explain how historical perspectives on the internment experience have changed in the years since World War II.
GIS assignments are part of the last two activities in this unit. The activities make use of ArcGIS Online, an internet software that runs on most browsers. If you do not have an an ArcGIS account and would like to have one you can sign up for a free personal account here.
The Japanese Internment files are also available to download for ArcGIS Desktop: