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Classroom Overview

Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, the War Relocation Authority, and Kimberly Suzuki and Stacey Hamagiwa.

Welcome to our Classroom, where teachers, students and others interested in knowing more about United States history can find resources on the multifaceted experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Subjects that are covered include:

  • Executive Order 9066
  • Japanese American soldiers
  • Incarceration centers and experiences
  • Civil liberties and civil rights
  • Citizenship
  • Wartime propaganda
  • And more...
  • Lesson Plans for Grades 9-12+
    New dynamic lesson plans for high school students.
  • Boot Camp
    Fall in to receive "basic training" on the essential ideas, issues and events of this period.
  • Teachers' Resource Center
    Get valuable instructional material, including complete lesson plans, reading lists, and other helpful resources.
  • Students' Corner
    Find information tailor-made just for students: mini histories, internships, volunteering, student projects and more.
  • Hanashi Oral History Archives
    The men and women who lived through World War II share their stories with you.
  • Historical Timeline
    A chronological guide to the significant events of the period.
  • Glossary
    Quick reference guide to key terms.

Questions? Call us at (310) 328-0907 or email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Learn about the legacy of the World War II Nisei soldiers in this compelling five-minute video, "SACRIFICE: An American Story."


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