by Devon Foster, Pinole Valley High School

World War II is often characterized by the inhumanity of Nazi Germany as it systematically purged Europe of Jews and other non-Aryan groups. However, often forgotten is the story of the persecution suffered by Japanese-Americans as a result of the Pearl Harbor attack in December of 1941. Students will create and present a visual timeline of events of the Japanese-American internment during World War II.


You and a partner will develop a short Powerpoint Presentation regarding the Japanese-American experience during World War II. You will use this webquest as a guide for researching the topic, paying close attention to its legal legacy and the comparisons that can be drawn between internment camps and other civil rights events of our nation's past.