FIELD TRIPS

Temporarily Closed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GFBNEC has suspended its field trip offerings until further notice. Below are programs we hope to return to in a modified form when it is safe to return.

Our programs are designed to be interactive and explore the lives of Japanese Americans during WWII and its relevance in our lives today. It is important to reference the detailed description and appropriate grade levels for each program below before completing the application form.

All school visits will include one-hour in our Defining Courage exhibition. As we are forming partnerships with other organizations, we have limited the availability of certain programs with hopes to add more dates in the future. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and patience.

In order to introduce the curriculum to more teachers, a virtual Teacher Orientation will be held in late July 2021 with the anticipation that the curriculum can be presented in the classrooms during the 2021-2022 school year. Teachers who complete all of the requirements including providing feedback after the curriculum is taught to a minimum of two classes will receive a small stipend. The Hawai’i DOE is also seeking to place the expanded curriculum on the national educator website. 

Field Trip: Defining Courage Exhibition + Workshop on Oral Histories

Field Trip: Defining Courage Exhibition + Workshop on Oral Histories

Recommended Age: 5th grade through 12th grade

Number of Students: 60 total

Program Length: 10 AM – 12 PM

Available:

Cost: FREE thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Aratani Foundation

Defining Courage Exhibition

This facilitated tour gives a brief background of the Japanese American WWII experience highlighting the Japanese American veterans who served in segregated units, while also inviting students to explore the permanent on-site interactive exhibition. Each participant will receive a free admission ticket to return at a later date. (60 minutes)

Workshop on Oral Histories

In order to deepen the understanding of the Japanese American WWII veterans experience, students will use critical thinking to analyze the audiovisual clips from GFBNEC’s Hanashi Oral History Collection.  Students will also llearn how to utilize them as a primary resource. (60 minutes)

This workshop portion is provided through the generous support of the George and Sakaye Aratani CARE Award and UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center.

Field Trip: Defining Courage Exhibition + JANM's Fighting for Democracy Exhibition

A community partnership with the Japanese American National Museum JANM.

Recommended Age: 7th grade through 12th grade

Number of Students: 60 total

Program Length: 10 AM – 12 PM

Available: specific dates:

Cost: FREE thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Aratani Foundation

Defining Courage Exhibition

This facilitated tour gives a brief background of the Japanese American WWII experience highlighting the Japanese American veterans who served in segregated units, while also inviting students to explore the permanent on-site interactive exhibition. Each participant will receive a free admission ticket to return at a later date. (60 minutes)

Fighting for Democracy Exhibition

JANM educators will facilitate a visit to Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”?, an experimental exhibition based on these fundamental principles. It features seven real people and traces their stories throughout the pre-WWII, WWII, and post-war periods as examples of the millions of Americans whose lives were affected by the war and how each sought equal rights for their families and communities. (60 minutes)

Field Trip: Defining Courage Exhibition + Little Tokyo Walking Tour

A community partnership between Go For Broke National Education Center and the Little Tokyo Historical Society

Recommended Age: 6th grade through 12th grade

Number of Students: 60 total

Program Length: 10 AM -12:30 PM

Available: specific dates:

Cost: FREE thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Aratani Foundation

Defining Courage Exhibition

This facilitated tour gives a brief background of the Japanese American WWII experience highlighting the Japanese American veterans who served in segregated units, while also inviting students to explore the permanent on-site interactive exhibition. Students will also visit the Go For Broke Monument. Each participant will receive a free admission ticket to return at a later date. (75 minutes)

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

Docents from the Little Tokyo Historical Society will conduct a 75 minute walking tour through the Little Tokyo Village Plaza and along the historically designated First Street North. They will briefly cover moments throughout Little Tokyo’s 130 years and share the importance of preserving a community. Total walking distance is approximately 0.6 miles. (75 minutes)

Field Trip: Defining Courage Exhibition + Japanese Americans in Hawai'i During WWII with Kizuna at JACCC

A community partnership with Kizuna and support from the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)

Recommended Age: 9th grade through 12th grade

Number of Students: 60 total

Program Length: 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Available: Tuesday – Friday;

Cost: FREE thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Aratani Foundation

Defining Courage Exhibition

This facilitated tour gives a brief background of the Japanese American WWII experience highlighting the Japanese American veterans who served in segregated units, while also inviting students to explore the permanent on-site interactive exhibition. Each participant will receive a free admission ticket to return at a later date. (60 minutes)

Lessons Learned from the Camps with Kizuna at JACCC

Hosted by Kizuna, this workshop aims to teach students the experience of Japanese Americans in Hawai’i during WWII from those who volunteered to serve as soldiers to those who remained on the islands under martial law. *This workshop takes place at the JACCC (0.2 mile walk from GFBNEC). Student groups will be guided to and from JACCC by an education facilitator.

Field Trip: Defining Courage Exhibition + "A Flicker in Eternity" Cultural Values Workshop with Kizuna and JACCC

A community partnership with Kizuna and support from the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)

Recommended Age: 7th grade through 12th grade

Number of Students: 60 total

Program Length: 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Available:

Cost: FREE thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Aratani Foundation

Defining Courage Exhibition

This facilitated tour gives a brief background of the Japanese American WWII experience highlighting the Japanese American veterans who served in segregated units, while also inviting students to explore the permanent on-site interactive exhibition. Each participant will receive a free admission ticket to return at a later date. (60 minutes)

“A Flicker in Eternity” Cultural Values Workshop with Kizuna and JACCC

“A Flicker in Eternity” is the coming-of-age documentary of 15 year-old Stanley Hayami. This film documents his first hand account of life behind barbed wire, and his service in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Kizuna will lead a workshop that builds an understanding of Japanese American history and cultural values, as well as encourages students to discuss and identify cultural values that they have and share. (60 minutes)

*This workshop takes place at the JACCC (0.2 mile walk from GFBNEC). Student groups will be guided to and from JACCC by an education facilitator.

*NEW* Field Trip: Defining Courage Exhibition + Workshop with Vigilant Love and JACCC

  • A community partnership with Vigilant Love and support from the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)

    Recommended Age: 9th grade through 12th grade

    Number of Students: 60 total

    Program Length: 10 AM – 12:30 PM

    Available:

    Cost: FREE thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Aratani Foundation and New Generation Nikkei Fund

Defining Courage Exhibition

This facilitated tour gives a brief background of the Japanese American WWII experience highlighting the Japanese American veterans who served in segregated units, while also inviting students to explore the permanent on-site interactive exhibition. Each participant will receive a free admission ticket to return at a later date. (60 minutes)

Workshop with Vigilant Love and JACCC

Description coming soon. (60 minutes)

*This workshop takes place at the JACCC (0.2 mile walk from GFBNEC). Student groups will be guided to and from JACCC by an education facilitator.

Field Trip: Defining Courage Exhibition

Recommended Age: 5th grade through 12th grade

Number of Students: 35 total

Program Length: 1 hour

Available: Tuesday – Friday

Cost: FREE thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Aratani Foundation

Defining Courage Exhibition

This facilitated tour gives a brief background of the Japanese American WWII experience highlighting the Japanese American veterans who served in segregated units, while also inviting students to explore the permanent on-site interactive exhibition. Each participant will receive a free admission ticket to return at a later date. (60 minutes)

*This option of a one-hour tour of Defining Courage exhibit only is not eligible for the transportation grant.

Transportation Grants

Through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, GFBNEC is able to offer transportation grants on a limited first come, first served basis to Title 1 schools and/or schools that demonstrate a financial need. This grant will reimburse for transportation costs up to $350 per bus and are not paid up-front. This grant will only cover transportation to and from GFBNEC. Bus grants are limited to two buses per school each academic year. Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance of the visit in order to be eligible for the grant.

A completed application does not guarantee you will be awarded the grant.

All applicants will be notified of their grant status within 3-5 business days.

To apply, complete the section on transportation grants in the school groups application available starting August 1st.

For questions regarding school visits and/or transportation grants, email schoolgroups@goforbroke.org.

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