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The Japanese American Internment: How Young People Saw It

What: Smithsonian Lesson: Through primary and secondary sources, students learn of the experiences of children and teens in World War II internment camps. This set…

Huddled Mass or Second Class? Challenging Anti-Immigrant Bias in the U.S. “What is it Like to be an Outsider?”: Building Empathy for the Experiences of Immigrants

What: Anti-Defamation League Unit. This lesson helps students to build empathy and understanding for the experiences of immigrants in the U.S. Through stories, reflective writing…

A Map into the World

What: Anti-Defamation League Book Educator & Parent Discussion Guide. Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong girl, moves into a new home with her family. As the…

Huddled Mass or Second Class? Challenging Anti-Immigrant Bias in the U.S. “They Don’t Know Me”: Exposing the Myths and Establishing the Facts about Immigration

What: Anti-Defamation League Unit. This lesson helps students to differentiate the myths from the facts about immigrants and immigration. Students participate in a quiz and…

The World of Haiku

National Endowment of the Arts lesson, students explore the traditions and conventions of haiku, comparing this classic form of Japanese poetry to a related genre…

Voices of Japanese-American Internees

What: Anti-Defamation League unit and lessons. Using video histories of Japanese-American internees during World War II, this curriculum unit provides an opportunity for high school…