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Teaching Fred Korematsu: Why his story still matters today

Fred Korematsu: Why his story still matters today

A 23-year-old Japanese-American, Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu, defied Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D Roosevelt and challenged the order in the Supreme Court.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Lessons from Japanese Internment (Text 4)</u> -- This article is part of a Knowledge Set reflecting on the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII and the lessons this period in history can teach us today. This article describes the life and accomplishments of Fred Korematsu -- a Japanese American who challenged President Roosevelt's executive order that led to the forced relocation of thousands of people. While reading, students will learn about how Korematsu continued to advocate for the rights

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why is it important to remember Japanese internment, especially in today's society?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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