In this FREE unit, students examine U.S.-Japan relations before World War II, experiences of incarcerated Japanese Americans, and ways the Japanese American community and others in the U.S. have remembered incarceration.
Teaching About the Vietnam War, Japanese American Incarceration in WWII, and Other AAPI Topics in the History Classroom
Join the Choices Program as we explore two curriculum units that are an excellent fit for New Jersey’s new AAPI mandate: The Vietnam War: Origins, History, and Legacies (forthcoming) and Japanese American Incarceration in WWII.
We’ll examine lessons, videos, and student readings in each curriculum unit, with an eye towards how to implement these materials in diverse classroom settings. We’ll also try out a few inquiry lessons from each unit to see how they build essential skills.Co-sponsored by Leonia Public Schools
Morning coffee and a boxed lunch from Panera will be provided. Participants will receive print copies of The Vietnam War: Origins, History, and Legacies (forthcoming) and Japanese American Incarceration in WWII and a one-year Digital Editions license to each of the units. Additional free Choices resources on teaching AAPI history will be highlighted. A six-hour certificate of attendance will be provided.
This workshop is open to all, but is most appropriate for secondary level U.S. and World History teachers as well as those interested in Asian Studies.