Join the JANM Education Unit for this free virtual educator workshop exploring the daily lives of young Japanese Americans who came of age in America’s concentration camps. During World War II, over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were unjustly incarcerated in American concentration camps—approximately one third were children. Through photographs, personal stories, and artifacts from JANM’s collection, learn strategies for engaging your students in the experiences of young Japanese Americans who faced abrupt upheaval and wrongful imprisonment during such a formative period in their lives.
In this workshop, educators will:
Learn from JANM’s extensive collection of photographs, personal stories, and artifacts
Practice interpretation strategies to support students in understanding the daily lives of young Japanese Americans in America’s concentration camps
Discover resources available for classroom use, including a preview of JANM’s newest virtual visit offering, Youth in Camp: Coming of Age Behind Barbed Wire.
This program is presented in conjunction with JANM’s newest virtual visit offering Youth in Camp: Coming of Age Behind Barbed Wire, available now for students in grades 7–12. All visits must be scheduled in advance using this form.
Photo: Japanese American National Museum (94.166.67)