Fear and Courage: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II

March 31, 2020
Japanese American Incarceration

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Fear and Courage: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II

This one-day workshop asks participants to consider the ways that injustice shapes individual and collective identity. Through the study of historical documents and literature, including Farewell to Manzanar, we will explore the history and legacies of the forced relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans by the United States government during World War II.  


In this workshop, you will:

  • Explore themes such as historical memory, justice, and civic participation in a democracy

  • Explore historical sources, literature, and multimedia to help students interrogate text and connect history to current debates about national identity, citizenship and the law

  • Receive a free copy of the new study guide for Farewell to Manzanar

After this workshop, you will:

  • 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 our online lending library at no cost


This workshop is recommended for 7th–12th grade social studies or humanities teachers. Scholarships are available for CPS educators. Illinois Educators can earn 7 clock hours for full participation in this course. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please contact [email protected] for information about scholarships or for any other questions.


2nd Floor Conference Center
2 N LaSalle
2nd Floor Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60602
March 31, 2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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