Educator Resources Box
Manzanar's Educator Resources Box is available for sale in our bookstore. The box contains extensive standards-based lesson plans, four reproductions of the Manzanar Free Press newspaper, our award-winning documentary DVD Remembering Manzanar (22 minutes) and much, much more. The box sells for $29.95 plus tax and shipping.
The lesson plans are available now on this website. Please take a look, put them to use, and let us know what you think!
Click the gold links to open .pdf files of the curriculum. All of the lessons are now available here for you to download.
Educator Resources User Guide has an Introduction to the curriculum, Credits, and the Table of Contents. Whet your appetite with the list of lesson plans, then scroll down this page to download the lessons.
Standards that the lessons are based on include:
Primary Curriculum (4th Grade)
Some files are quite large. Lesson 1 is available as a complete lesson. Lessons 2 - 4 are available both as complete lessons and as individual activities. Download based on your classroom needs or your internet connection speed.
Lesson 1: Identity (2.8 MB)
Lesson 2: Connections to the Past (16.8 MB)
Lesson 4: Remembering Manzanar (17 MB)
If you have a fast connection, you are welcome to download the entire Primary Curriculum (23.6 MB).
Secondary Curriculum (10th and 11th Grades)
Lessons 1 - 5 are available both as complete lessons and as individual activities. Lesson 6 is just one activity.
Lesson 2: Connections to the Past (10.5 MB)
Lesson 4: Internment Experiences (4.4 MB)
Lesson 5: Perspectives and Consciousness (5.9 MB)
Lesson 6: Identity Shaping Experiences (1.3 MB)
If you have a fast connection, you are welcome to download the entire Secondary Curriculum (26.6 MB).
Related Books, Videos, and Web Sites
Manzanar NHS Education Program Reservation Request
Manzanar: Desert Diamonds Behind Barbed Wire
Did You Know?
The Manzanar Visitor Center is in the former high school auditorium. It was built by internees in 1944. For decades after the war the building was used by the county as a heavy equipment garage.