Title: Japanese Internment during World War II: The Supreme Court and Individual Rights during Wartime
Students will demonstrate the ability to:
- Work effectively in groups.
- Synthesize information from FDR’s & George Bush’s speech and to create a graphic organizer of similarities and differences.
- Read and analyze the Patriot Act and express opinions on its fairness.
- Compare the Patriot Act to Japanese Internment by discussing the IV Amendment and the rights these things took away.
1. Watch the first few minutes of Pearl Harbor. (Japanese Attack scene) It’s about 5 minutes in length.
2. Listen to FDR’s speech after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
3. Discuss Pearl Harbor and how it led to Japanese Internment Camps.
4. Listen to George Bush’s speech after 9/11.
5. Hand out a written copy of both speeches. Provide students with a few minutes to read then have students create a graphic organizer of similarities and differences.
6. Read the IV Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable search and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath of affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
This amendment was written in 1791.
7. Break students into groups and pass out the Patriot Act. Read.
Questions: What are some pros and cons of the USA Patriot Act? Create a T Chart.
Do you feel that the Patriot Act is essential for security? Why?
8. Read: Korematsu v. United States summary. Discuss.