Teaching George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy and Japanese American Incarceration | Facing History & Ourselves
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Teaching George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy and Japanese American Incarceration

This webinar introduced George Takei’s graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, and provided strategies for reading this book with your school community.



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Literature has the power to build our capacity for empathy, shared understanding, and stronger communities. Facing History & Ourselves selected George Takei’s graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, for a 2023-2024 All Community Read. During this webinar, we discussed what freedom means in a democracy – during World War II and today. Educators received Facing History resources and strategies for teaching historical context, perspective-taking, ethical reflection, and cultivation of empathy in order to nurture students’ capacity for informed and engaged citizenship

About the Presenters:

Lisa Lefstein-Berusch

Program Director

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