“It is very important for young children to learn these lessons so that they can go forward and make a difference by ensuring fair treatment of everyone. ”
Linda K. Oda. Ed.D.
Davis School District, Utah

Over the course of four years, phenomenal educators have thoughtfully and collaboratively tackled the challenge of teaching their students about a lesser-known chapter of United States history. This resulting five-state collection of standards-based elementary and secondary curricular units and accompanying media pieces have been edited for consistency, but the distinctive style and spirit of each of the individuals, teams, and communities still remains.

We hope that the units’ essential questions might cause you to think about how the World War II Japanese American experience relates to contemporary events. We hope that these materials expand and re-think the notion of what it means to be American.

Click on the links below to download the curricular units from each of the states: