Densho provides free multidisciplinary lessons that introduce students to questions of civil liberties in relation to the life experiences of Japanese Americans. The online units available here feature a variety of printable lessons that meet curriculum goals correlated to standards in several subjects.
Teaching WWII Japanese American Incarceration with Primary Sources
This free online course will give you the historical background, primary source materials, and instructional strategies you need to teach the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans in the secondary school classroom.
Examining Racism and Discrimination
This curriculum centers on stories of discrimination as told by Japanese American, Black, and Muslim individuals. Their stories are framed within larger historical and contemporary contexts in order to show how structural racism impacts individual lives. It is designed for middle and high school classrooms; learning activities are aligned to Common Core State Standards.
In the Shadow of my Country
Acclaimed artist Roger Shimomura, who was held at Minidoka, Idaho, as a three year old, pairs his grandmother’s journals with his own sharply ironic paintings in this powerful virtual exhibition. The exhibit is paired with a curriculum suitable for upper elementary and secondary school students (grades 5-12).