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Lesson Plan and School Programming Developer Contractor
Go For Broke National Education Center – Los Angeles, California

Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) is an educational nonprofit, with the mission to educate and inspire character and equality in all Americans through teaching about the virtue and valor of our World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry. GFBNEC maintains a WWII Japanese American veteran monument, GFBNEC's Defining Courage Exhibition, which tells the story of Japanese American soldiers within the broader context of the Japanese American experience of World War II, and the Hanashi Oral History Collection, which includes the life stories of over 1,245 Japanese American veterans. GFBNEC recently received a California Civil Liberties Public Education Program grant to transcribe completed oral histories and use these transcriptions to produce and implement an education program and improve several existing lesson plans.

Scope of Work
The Lesson Plan and School Programming Developer will augment existing lesson plans to include oral history primary source material and to make these lesson plans appropriate for a wider student audience. The Lesson Plan and School Programming Developer will also create and implement a public program that will be presented in schools and that is based on oral history primary source material. This program would first be presented to the general public and then be available for presentations to middle and high schools. The Lesson Plan and School Programming Developer would be responsible for presenting the program to the public and at schools.

This contract position will:

  • Augment existing lesson plans to include newly transcribed oral histories
  • Augment existing lesson plans to be appropriate for 5th-12th grades
  • Create a public program of about 45 minutes based on the newly transcribed oral histories, suitable for general audiences and middle and high school students
  • Present the public program to a general audience as part of a one-time program in conjunction with GFBNEC
  • Present the program at twelve middle and high schools as requested by schools throughout the 2017-2018 school year

This contractor will work remotely, but will require attending training and some meetings at the GFBNEC Downtown Los Angeles office. Applicant must be available to provide own transportation to schools for presentations and will be reimbursed for millage.

Applicant should have experience creating lesson plans and presenting to general and/or student audiences. This is a contract position not to exceed a total of 200 hours at $35 an hour. Prior experience working with museums and/or interpretive exhibits and knowledge of Japanese American and/or World War II history are pluses, but are not required.

Selection Process
Email a resume and cover letter to Tessa Cencula at with the subject heading Lesson Plan and School Programming Developer. Submissions received by August 21 will be considered first. Selected individuals will be invited for a discussion and will receive further information.

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