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Introduction to Farewell to Manzanar

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Michelle Baim

on 9 February 2011

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Transcript of Introduction to Farewell to Manzanar

How would you feel if you were given 48 hours to pack only a few of your belongings and leave your home?
How would you feel about the government if they relocated your family because of your nationality or ancestry?
Pearl Harbor
Suspicion
citizenship
views on the war
February 1942
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Executive Order 9066
US War Department authorization to relocate Japanese-Americans from their homes to "camps" in California
"Camps" vs. "Prison"
110,000 Japanese-Americans uprooted from their homes
two thirds of the prisoners were US citizens
BLAME
wERE jAPANESE-aMERICANS
IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY A
THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY?
jEAN wAKATSUKI
7 years old
japanese-American
Relocated to camp during WWII
Story of a family...
What does internment mean?
-the state of being confined
Justified?
map of Manzanar
What did they see
as they arrived?
TRUTH
BEAUTY
LIBERTY
EQUALITY
JUSTICE
GOODNESS
NON-FICTION = REAL
aSK YOURSELF: WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT PEOPLE IN GENERAL?
MAKE CONNECTIONS: HAVE YOU SEEN THINGS LIKE THIS BEFORE? EVER? TODAY?
wHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHT, QUESTIONS, REACTIONS?
fAREWELL TO mANZANAR
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