In this Discussion Forum, please submit a post of 250 words (minimum) that is yo

In this Discussion Forum, please submit a post of 250 words (minimum) that is your response to the issues raised in the films you watch this week on Japanese Internment and the Navajo Code Talkers.
Prompt:
WWII is often called the “Good War,” because the U.S. fought against fascism and totalitarianism abroad. What do these films reveal about WWII that supports this thesis? What do they reveal that contradict this thesis? Please share how you feel the stories of the Navajo Code Talkers and Japanese Internment connects to the larger themes we have been exploring this semester: the American Dream, Savagery/Civilization, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice.
Be sure to also respond to at least two other student’s posts respectfully (as I know you will).
Link to film: Japanese Internment Film (Links to an external site.) https://search-alexanderstreet-com.aurarialibrary.idm.oclc.org/view/work/bibliographic_entity%7Cvideo_work%7Cmind-mhs-w16dm9PeVY?account_id=14506&usage_group_id=96113
This is a film, produced in 2017, about Japanese Internment.
After Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese Americans were interned into camps, against their will.
Please watch this film. As you watch, please note what Japanese Americans say about this.
We will have a discussion forum this week about issues raised in this film.
Try to find the answers to the following questions as you view:
What is the “Yellow Peril”?
What was Executive Order 9066?
What were the justifications for Japanese Internment?
What was this experience like for Japanese Americans?
What role does photographer Dorothea Lange play in our knowledge of this today?
Link for film: Navajo Code Talkers (Links to an external site.) https://video-alexanderstreet-com.aurarialibrary.idm.oclc.org/watch/navajo-code-talkers
This film looks at the role of the Navajo Code talkers in World War II.
The film examines a bit of the history of the Navajo, and asks, after how the Navajo were treated by the U.S., why they would want to serve the nation? Keep this question in mind.
Part of what I like about this documentary is that it features many Navajo people, highlighting what this war meant to them. Please note what they say.
Here are questions to consider as you view this film:
1) What is the history of the Navajo?
2) Why were Navajo recruited to serve in the War? What is ironic about this considering what the Assimilationist Policies were meant to do to all Indigenous peoples?
3) What did the Navajo accomplish in WWII?
4) How were the Navajo honored for their contributions?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.