Like Morale After Fredericksburg, this assessment asks students to source and corroborate historical evidence. In this assessment, students evaluate an interview of a Japanese American soldier who recalls a visit to a Japanese internment camp. Question 1 asks students to evaluate whether the excerpt provides enough evidence to draw conclusions about the conditions facing Japanese Americans interned during WWII. To answer this question, students must source the document to determine whether the author’s account can be thought of as conclusive evidence. Question 2 asks students to evaluate whether additional documents could be used to corroborate the account.
Japanese Internment Assessment
Japanese Internment Rubric
Interview with Norman Ikari - Library of Congress
Internment Documents - Library of Congress