Japanese American Incarceration and the Teaching of Asian American History | Facing History & Ourselves
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Japanese American Incarceration and the Teaching of Asian American History

Registration for this event has closed. This  workshop will help teachers consider the requirements of the TEAACH (Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History) Act and will highlight Full Spectrum Features digital humanities project, The Orange Story.

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Downtown Chicago, IL

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Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

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This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for ISBE (Illinois).

Up to 6 professional development hours will be offered for participation in this workshop for Illinois educators.

Civics & Citizenship History Social Studies
Democracy & Civic Engagement Human & Civil Rights Resistance Racism

In this workshop you will:

  1. Apply Facing History’s unique methodology to in order to explore history and literature through themes of identity, choices, justice, and civic participation

  2. Learn a range of teaching strategies for helping students process emotionally powerful histories

  3. Learn a new way of structuring curriculum to help students connect history to their own lives

This workshop will be held in-person.

Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have a far-reaching and enduring presence in the United States and are an integral part of U.S. history.  Despite this history that stretches back over more than four hundred years, the history and experiences of AAPI people is still often overlooked, forgotten, and misunderstood.  Teachers will learn how Facing History & Ourselves’ approach and resources can support educators engaging students in questions about identity, membership and in bringing AAPI voices into their classrooms. 

This interactive workshop will engage participants in learning about the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.  We will examine the choices individuals and groups make in the midst of war, confront justice and injustice, and consider how the issues raised are just as important now as they were in 1942.  

After this workshop  you will: 

  • Become a part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides and multimedia

This workshop is recommended for: 6th-12th grade U.S. History, U.S. Literature, Asian American History, Asian American Literature, Ethnic Studies, and U.S. Government teachers.

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