The Nanjing Atrocities and "Comfort Women": Teaching World War II in East Asia

January 26, 2019
The Nanjing Atrocities and "Comfort Women"

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The Nanjing Atrocities and "Comfort Women": Teaching World War II in East Asia

How does our understanding of World War II change when we confront the history and legacy of the Second World War in East Asia?


In 1931, the Japanese Imperial Army waged war across East Asia and committed war crimes against civilian populations. Facing History and Ourselves, the Education for Social Justice Foundation, and the Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War invite you to an educator-led workshop that examines the events leading up to World War II in East Asia, the atrocities committed during the Japanese Imperial Army’s occupation of the city of Nanjing, China in 1937, and the sexual enslavement of “Comfort Women.” We will examine the choices individuals and groups make in the midst of war, the controversy over how history is remembered and who is held accountable for acts of collective violence.

Join us and be equipped to teach this history with its inclusion in the newly adopted California history-social science curriculum frameworks.

In this workshop you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce  historical thinking skills and disciplinary literacy
  • Receive free educator resources: The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War by Facing History and Ourselves and “Comfort Women”: History and Issues by the Education for Social Justice Foundation
  • 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


This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school educators and qualifies for 6 professional development hours


A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please email [email protected] if you have any food allergies or intolerance. 


577 Salmar Ave, Suite 110
Campbell, CA 95008
January 26, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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