Honouliuli Internee Barracks
Honouliuli internee barracks, ca. 1945-46. Photograph by R. H. Lodge. JCCH/Hawai‘i's Plantation Village Collection.

Participation in Democracy explores the interplay of citizens' rights, responsibilities, and duties in a democratic system of government by examining the role of the U.S. government and the military during World War II in Hawai‘i, amendments of the Constitution, and various biographies from internees.

Students will be able to reflect on the meaning of citizenship and civil liberties through a close reading of Supreme Court cases, personal narratives, and constitutional principles in order to assess American values and the notion of equal opportunity and individual freedom. Students will be able to reflect on these issues, gain insight into the political process and form solid opinions through written, oral or visual forms of argument.

Participation in Democracy Curriculum Guide for "The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i" Documentary

Participation in Democracy Unit