Like Connections to the Philippine-American War, this assessment gauges students' knowledge of the past. Rather than measure whether students can simply recall decontextualized facts, this assessment requires students to make connections across time and construct an argument about how events are connected. Students with a strong sense of the past will be able to explain that the bombing at Pearl Harbor made Americans suspicious of Japanese and Japanese Americans living in the United States and led to internment. Strong students will also be able to place internment in the historical context of American xenophobia directed at individuals of Asian descent and explain how both the Gentlemen's Agreement and the internment of Japanese Americans were a product of this.
Evacuating Japanese Americans Assessment
Evacuating Japanese Americans Rubric
Photograph of Japanese American Evacuation - Library of Congress