Era 8: The great depression and world war II (1929-1945)

Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)


  • Era Eight One-page Guide (PDF) (This is a one page document for teachers to reference when creating their lesson plans. By checking the standards that apply, teachers can show how their lessons meet district, state, and national curriculum Standards.)


  • Era Eight Summary PDF


  • Era Eight: Standard Guide PDF


Pinterest Board for this Era

Biographies of the Nation

“Despite being warned there was no military necessity, and having no evidence of planned sabotage or imminent invasion, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the mass removal of 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast to 10 American concentration camps in seven states." from PBS: Conscience and the Constitution




Links and Resources

Remembering Jim Crow

The Korematsu Institute

Links to Heart Mountain Relocation Center Sites:
During the 2004 Summer Institute, we visited the Heart Mountain Relocation Center just outside of Cody, WY. Once the third largest city in Wyoming, the center was home to thousands of American citizens of Japanese descent. These Americans were removed from their homes and relocated to Heart Mountain under Executive Order 9066.

In addition to touring what remains of the facility, we also had the opportunity to view a Heart Mountain exhibit and talk with librarians from Northwest College in Powell, WY.

LaDonna Zall, also a retired teacher, led the tour group and provided ways to incorporate the relocation center into classroom activities.

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