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.
Loss of Property and Livelihood:
Responses to Removal:
Have you ever had to leave your home? How did you process this change?
Many Japanese Americans were forced to sell their possessions at very cheap prices in order to prepare for the incarceration. If you were in a similar situation, what would you try to sell and how would you go about doing this quickly?
What were some of the belongings that the United States government labeled as contraband for Japanese Americans? Why do you think those specific items were restricted? How would you feel if you were required to turn in certain possessions to your local jail or police station?
Prior to incarceration, many Japanese Americans were subject to curfew regulations meant to prevent them from going out at night. If a similar curfew was placed on your community, how would that affect your life and your community?
How did some Japanese Americans try to resist the curfew regulations? Identify one or two Japanese Americans who tried to resist in this way. Why do you think they chose to resist?