Mass Removal and Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
Examine a dark chapter in American history through first-person stories, historic photographs, and government documents with Tom Ikeda, Densho’s founding Executive Director who has conducted over 200 oral histories with Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II. Participants will receive $100 stipends after completing the clinic and the post-clinic survey through a grant of the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program of the Library of Congress. Thinking routines--developed by Harvard’s Visible Thinking Project—will guide the analysis of photographs, oral histories, documents, newspaper articles, and museum exhibits to prompt the examination of the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Historical content and context seldom found in textbooks will also be provided. This clinic will be at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s historic Japantown, and includes transportation from the conference center, a hands-on workshop, teacher resource CD, Japanese Bento lunch, and a museum tour.