The video interviews of Japanese-Americans can be found under the link “Narrators” (Links to an external site.) or by going to the menu choice “Topics”. (Links to an external site.) If you click on the topic you are interested in you will see portrait choices. Click on the portrait to find the video.
Watch 2 video interviews.
Each video is edited into segments. You can find information about the family, and the time period before the war, the war experience and after by clicking on the segment and reading its title.
Watch 3 segments related to each video you pick.
Respond to the questions for your Video #1 choice, then respond to the questions for Video #2
1) Give the complete name of the person sharing their oral history. List which 3 segments that you watched. Copy the URL of the video and paste it here in your
response to question #1.
2) Summarize the person’s story from the segments you watched.
3) How did hearing the person tell their story aid your understanding of what it was like to be a Japanese American in the period before or during WWII?
4) Can you relate to anything in the person’s experience?
Be thorough and complete.
Use specific facts and examples from throughout the videos you watched.
Formal writing is required such as appropriate capitalization, grammar and spelling.
Use your own words. If you quote the oral history interview make the quote short. No quotes longer than 1.5 sentences.
Do not repeat the questions.