Japanese Internment

Rubric

To answer this question correctly, students must first explain why Norman Ikari’s account alone is not conclusive evidence about conditions facing Japanese Americans in internment camps.  They then must determine whether each of three documents could be used to corroborate Ikari’s account.  

Level Description
Proficient

Question 1: Student explains that one account may not be representative of the experience of all Japanese Americans during World War II.

Emergent

Question 1: Student shows some understanding of the limits of using a single account to gauge the experience of an entire group but does not provide a full explanation as to why.

Basic

Question 1: Student does not identify the limitations of using the account to understand the experience of all Japanese Americans during World War II.