What is my information need?
Before you start searching, always stop and ask yourself this question: "What exactly am I searching for?"
- What are the requirements for information I seek with this project?
- First of all, do I fully understand the requirements for this assignment?
- What kind of sources will be "worthy" for my Works Cited for this particular assignment?
Your army will be building a collection of possible primary sources, tracking ALL sources you find that might be a good match for this assignment. Later, your group can review the collection and decide on the best ones to use.
- LIBRARY DAY 1: Find examples of xenophobia in the United States.
- Locate examples from different time periods in American history, including periods pre-2000 and post-2000.
- LIBRARY DAY 2: Find primary sources of the historical xenophobia examples.
- Locate different types of materials, including BOTH visual and text-based sources. See more examples.
Header image: "Military police on duty in watch-tower at the Santa Anita assembly center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry" from Wikimedia Commons
- Santa Anita temporary detention facility in Los Angeles - Ms. Sannwald had family member who were sent there before eventually being relocated to the Poston incarceration camp in Arizona. Other family members were sent to the Jerome incarceration camp in Arkansas.
- Internment vs. incarceration? To learn about differing term usage, see the Power of Words Handbook: A Guide to Language about Japanese Americans in World War II. Understanding Euphemisms and Preferred Terminology.
- "My Grandma's Leaking Memories About the Japanese WWII Internment Camps" by Ms. Sannwald, 2012
- "My Work in School Libraries Unexpectedly Runs in the Family" by Ms. Sannwald, 2015