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Japanese Americans in World War II

Curriculum Guides

Classroom before and after 1942, showing missing Japanese American students
Classroom in a west coast school before and after 1942

Anti-Defamation League:

Asia Society:

Calisphere, University of California:

Grades 4-5:

Grades 6-8:

Grades 9-12:


Discover Nikkei contains links to 67 individual lesson plans ranging from kindergarten through college:

Japanese American Citizens League:

The Japanese American Experience: A Lesson in American History:

The Journey from Gold Mountain: The Asian American Experience: content/uploads/2015/01/2006_GoldMountain_CurGuide.pdf

The Power of Words: A Guide to Language about Japanese Americans in World War II:

Japanese American Museum of San Jose (From the National Parks Service):

Fred T. Korematsu Institute:

Library of Congress:

Living History Institute at Eastern Washington University:

Smithsonian Institute:

Classroom activity, grades 2-6:

Classroom activity, grades 7-12:

Letter activity: