Densho provides free multidisciplinary lessons that introduce students to questions of civil liberties in relation to the life experiences of Japanese Americans. The online units available here feature a variety of printable lessons that meet curriculum goals correlated to standards in several subjects.
Teaching WWII Japanese American Incarceration with Primary Sources
This free online course will give you the historical background, primary source materials, and instructional strategies you need to teach the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans in the secondary school classroom.
In the Shadow of my Country
Acclaimed artist Roger Shimomura, who was held at Minidoka, Idaho, as a three year old, pairs his grandmother’s journals with his own sharply ironic paintings in this powerful virtual exhibition. The exhibit is paired with a curriculum suitable for upper elementary and secondary school students (grades 5-12).
Civil Liberties Curriculum
The lesson plans offered here help teachers lead students to examine critical issues affecting our democracy in both the past and present: individual rights in wartime, the role news media and other sources of information play, and the protections promised by the U.S. Constitution and our system of government.