Evacuating Japanese Americans

Rubric

To answer this question correctly, students must explain how the internment of Japanese Americans is connected to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907. To answer Question 1, students must explain that the attack on Pearl Harbor led to fears of subversion by Japanese and Japanese Americans in the United States and that this fear led the Roosevelt Administration to intern individuals of Japanese descent living in the United States. To answer Question 2, students must link Japanese Internment to a broader history of xenophobia, which the Gentlemen's Agreement with Japan represents.  

Level Description
Proficient

Question 1: Student identifies and explains a relevant connection between Japanese Internment and the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

 

Question 2: Student identifies and explains a relevant connection between Japanese Internment and the xenophobia represented by the Gentlemen's Agreement. 

Emergent

Question 1: Student identifies a relevant connection between the attack on Pearl Harbor and the internment of Japanese Americans but does not provide a complete explanation of that connection. 

 

Question 2: Student identifies a relevant connection between the xenophobia of the Gentlemen's Agreement and the internment of Japanese Americans but does not provide a complete explanation of that connection. 

Basic

Question 1: Student does not provide a reasonable explanation for how Japanese Internment is connected to the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

 

Question 2: Student does not provide a reasonable explanation for how Japanese internment is connected to the Gentlemen's Agreement.