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.
Civil Rights & Liberties:
Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration::
In chapter 4, Fred Hirasuna states that during war and the conditions that war brings, the civil rights of many groups of people are ignored. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? What are the risks associated with ignoring civil rights during wartime?
What rights are bestowed by citizenship in the United States and how were these rights violated by Executive Order 9066? How and why should civil rights be protected during times of war?
What were some of the major events/movements that defined Japanese American history in the latter half of the 20th century into the 21st century? Do you see any common themes or similarities between these events?
After watching The Orange Story, how do you think Japanese-American history fits into the larger context of American history? Do events like the incarceration of the Japanese American fight for redress make you think about any other events or experiences in American history?
Do you think an event like the Japanese American incarceration could ever happen again in the United States? Why or why not? What can be done to ensure that a similar event does not happen again today?