The resources below have been compiled for use in conjunction with The Orange Story. The material has been organized by chapter and includes links to relevant curricula, other resources, and discussion questions. These resources are intended primarily for general audiences and a wide range of grade levels, unless specified otherwise.
History of Anti-Asian Exclusion:
Wartime Media and Propaganda:
Why do you think Japanese and other Asian groups became targets of prejudice on the west coast of the United States? How were the experiences of Japanese Americans in 1942 related to the earlier experiences of Chinese Americans?
What types of discriminatory laws did Japanese Americans and other Asian American groups have to face in the United States leading up to 1942? Why were these laws enacted? How did they impact Asian American families?
How did the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 influence the events experienced by Japanese Americans in early 1942? After learning of Japanese American experiences in this time period, how should nations and individuals respond to traumatic/tragic events like Pearl Harbor?
How was media (newspapers, photographs, etc.) used to represent Japanese Americans and Asian Americans? Do you see any particular similarities or differences in the sources highlighted in Chapter 1 of the website?
What is propaganda? Do any of the sources highlighted on the website strike you as propaganda and if so, why? What problems are created by propaganda?