During this interactive webinar, we will explore teaching Jeanne Wakatsuki’s powerful memoir of her family’s internment at Manzanar Internment Camp in California. Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when the United States government authorized the forced relocation of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast to internment camps. In concert with Facing History’s teaching guide, Teaching Farewell to Manzanar, we will map a literary analysis of Jeanne’s memoir to an exploration of the relevant historical context surrounding her experience.
In this webinar, we will:
Explore engaging activities, teaching strategies, and recommended media to structure your students' reading of the memoir
Consider writing prompts that address these central questions about the memoir: How do our confrontations with justice and injustice help to shape our identity? How do those confrontations influence the things we say and do?
This webinar is from 3pm–4pm ET. If this time does not work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll let you know when the recording is posted in our On-Demand Learning Center.
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