Teaching About the Vietnam War, Japanese American Incarceration in WWII, and Other AAPI Topics in the History Classroom

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Leonia, NJ

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
Register $175Per Person
Saigon under fire during the Vietnam War, 1968. Black and white photo of a street with huge clouds of smoke billowing overhead.

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.

Headshot of Mimi Stephens

Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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