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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] THEA (6) 3 :
3) Explore a scripted or improvised character by imagining the given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.

[SS2010] USS6 (6) 7 :
7 ) Identify changes on the American home front during World War II.

Example: rationing

•  Recognizing the retooling of factories from consumer to military production
•  Identifying new roles of women and African Americans in the workforce
•  Describing increased demand on the Birmingham steel industry and Port of Mobile facilities (Alabama)
•  Describing the experience of African Americans and Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II, including the Tuskegee Airmen and occupants of internment camps (Alabama)
[ARTS] THEA (6) 22 :
22) Identify universal themes or common social issues and express them through a drama/theatre work.

Subject: Arts Education (6), Social Studies (6)
Title: Voices From the Past

Students will research and analyze a variety of sources related to the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Students will then write dramatic monologues that testify to some of the injustices of this period. Students will use the digital resource provided as part of their research.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.

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