Monthly Archives: October 2015

Homework #6 “Any Group for Any Reason”

Watch the attached interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston author of “Farewell to Manzanar” .

Answer the four questions below:

1.  Why was Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston so choked up?

2.  How did the Japanese Americans value loyalty and how where they shamed by the governments idea of putting them in relocation centers?

3.  Why did Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston decide to write “Farewell to Manzanar”?

4.  What is meant by the last statement she made. “This can be any group for any reason.”?

Homework #5 What If? Part II

We are now learning about what took place to over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, just because of their ancestry and the way they looked.

It is good for us to ask, “What if?” questions to better understand and feel what so many felt in places like Manzanar.

Manzanar Living

Here is the first question.  What if this was your new living arrangement for the next three years of your life and sleeping across from you was someone you didn’t even know?

What would you be feeling?

Remember this happened because of your race and ancestry and nothing else.