Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Civil Liberties Act of 1988

January 28, 2019
Incarceration of Japanese Americans and Civil Liberties Act

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Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Civil Liberties Act of 1988

In 1988, Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act, a United States federal law that granted reparations to Japanese Americans who had been interned by the United States government during World War II. How do we remember the history of Japanese American incarceration and the Civil Liberties Act today? Join the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Japanese American National Museum in exploring primary sources and a range of narratives to understand the history of the time, the choices by individuals, and the lessons and legacy today.


In this workshop you will:

  • Explore primary sources and multiple perspectives to deepen student understanding of this critical event in US history
  • Experience interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Explore topics such as justice, trauma, upstanding, and civic action
  • Receive a copy of Facing History’s newly revised guide for Teaching Farewell to Manzanar
  • Have access to an optional, self-guided tour at the Library

After this workshop you will:

  • Receive priority registration to bring your students to the Reagan Library in April 2019 for a Student Speaker Series to hear a first-hand account of Japanese Internment. More information to follow.
  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through the Facing History online lending library at no cost.

This workshop is open to current middle school and high school teachers. Registration includes continental breakfast, instructional materials, catered lunch, and complimentary admission to the Reagan Library, featuring the special exhibition Pompeii.


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065
January 28, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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