This curriculum aims to provide teachers with the resources and material needed to contextualize the histories of racism and discrimination that impact Asian and Muslim communities in America today. In this unit, students will make connections between the history of Japanese internment and the contemporary rise in anti-Asian and anti-Muslim racism. These lessons are designed to help students better understand the way historical events, public rhetoric, and government surveillance and laws impact the lived experiences of marginalized communities in the United States.
Grades 6- 12
This 7-day unit plan teaches students to draw connections between the historical treatment of Japanese Americans to the contemporary issues faced by Muslim and Asian Americans today culminating in an oral history project as the unit assessment.
In each lesson, teachers have access to objectives, grade-aligned standards, resources, modifications and a corresponding slide deck.