NJAHS Education Program provides students the tools
to prepare themselves as informed citizens in a constitutional
democracy. The study of the Japanese American internment is one that all
students should reflect upon and their shared
responsibility to protect the rights of all individuals at all
times. Particularly in times of crisis, they may be called upon to make
difficult decisions that may affect their lives and those of others. In
making such critical decisions, they should be free of prejudice,
possess an understanding of due process, and become aware of the
constitutional and human rights of all people.
Several states and their school districts have mandated February 19th as the Day of Remembrance to recall the lessons of the Japanese American internment and to provide appropriate instruction on the subject. NJAHS educational programs are funded in part by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Project.
KIT: Detention Camp Class Kit
The Camp Class Kit can be used for hands-on activities in the on the
Japanese American WWII internment. These ready-to-use materials for a
class of 34 help engage students in developing decision-making and