Good News: You had two snow days
Bad News: That is two days fewer to learn the material for your test on 2/16
Your test will be Thursday, 2/16. It will involve two parts – a multiple-choice test (roughly 60 questions) and a section that involves writing. The content for the test will involve the assigned readings and in-class material. It will also include a brief section on President Trump’s Travel Ban. You should consider All Sides of the issue. Pun intended. See the links below for starting places regarding the connections to current events.
Read and take notes on these sections. Bring your notes to class each day. I reserve the right to allow you to use your notes on the unit test. Do not assume I will do so, just bring your notes in case.
- 222-224 Japanese and Japanese-Americans (225 map) (Due 2/9)
- 225-229 Japanese Canadians and Japanese Latin Americans (Due 2/9)
- 230-233 Use of the atomic bomb (Due 2/10)
- 212-219 Minorities (Due 2/14)
- 219-221 Women; Conscription (Due 2/15)
Here are some recommended and relevant selections from Tindall and Shi. You do not have to read the sections, but they may be of assistance. I would prioritize the recommended portions over the relevant selections. The main value of the relevant selections is as a comparison of perspectives with the notes you have taken from the Oxford publication for the IB Programme. The recommended pages amount to roughly 7 pages of text.
All pages are Tindall and Shi:
- 999-1000 Women and Minorities in WWI (for comparison with WWII wartime effects)
- 1010-1011 Wilson’s 14 points
- 1132-1134 Japanese Advancements (1 total page of reading)
- 1134-1135 Mood in America
- 1138-1140 Growing US/Japanese tensions (start at bottom paragraph; 2 total pg.)
- 1144-1147 Arsenal of Democracy
- 1147-1149 Japanese Aggression (1.5 pg)
- 1163-1168 Social Effects of War (virtually identical content as Section 4.3 above)
- 1176 Tehran Conference (2 paragraphs)
- 1187-1190 Yalta Conference and Legacy of Yalta (2.25 pg)
- 1192-1196 Grinding War against Japan and the Atomic Bomb
In my research, I came across a propaganda video created by the War Relocation Authority about life in the camps. It provides an interesting perspective – government contrast to The Rabbit in the Moon we viewed in class on 2/10. The film ends with this interesting quote about the 442nd infantry regiment almost entirely comprised of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry.”They know what they’re fighting against, and they know what they are fighting for – their country and for the American Ideals that are part of their upbringing: democracy, freedom, and equality of opportunity regardless of race, creed, or ancestry.”
If you want to watch a Hollywood version of the attack on Pearl Harbor, check out this youtube clip.
When you consider the comparisons between then and now, here are some starting places: