For Educators

Links to curriculum about the Japanese American experience, including incorporation of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker: the obelisk, the 1942 photograph, the three-paragraph text, the four quotes, the map to Manzanar, and the list of major donors.

(LATER, CURRICULUM LINKS WILL BE ORGANIZED BY THREE GRADE LEVELS:

ELEMENTARY GRADES K – 5

MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADES 6 – 8

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 10 – 12)

5th Grade:

The Bracelet (book)

The Bracelet lesson plans by Ivy Jones  (four lesson plans on Feelings on JA Internment, KWL on JA Internment, Oral History on JA Interment, and Writing and Illustrating a Book on JA Internment)

The Bracelet lesson plans by Amy Dent (four lesson plans on WWII Overview, Internment, Topaz in Utah, and Historical Prejudice)

 

 

Grades 5 – 8

Japanese American Internment: Fear Itself  (Japanese American Internment at Library of Congress)

 


Dear Miss Breed: Letters From the Japanese American Internment (Dear Miss Breed: Letters from the Japanese American Internment at Smithsonian Education)

 

 

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (book) at Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: Teacher’s Guide

Random House

 

 Farewell to Manzanar Study Guide (book) at Facing History and Ourselves

 

Days of Waiting  (30 minute video on Estelle Ishigo) at

 

Resistance to Anti-Miscegenation Laws  at Facing History and Ourselves

 

Japanese American Internment Curriculum at

 

Learning with Primary Sources: Examining Multiple Perspectives of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration at

Civil Liberties Curriculum  at

Civil Rights and Japanese American Incarceration at Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project  (is there a way to zero in on the exact webpage rather than the default learning page?)

 

Understanding Perspectives: Japanese American Relations in WWII Expeditionary Learning: Common Core Success: Our Curriculum

 

Fred Koremastsu K-12 Teachers Guide, Lesson Plans, Power Point Presentations at Fred T. Korematsu Institute

 

Later, check this out: Primary Source: Global learning matters