Manzanar provides a variety of educational resources for teachers and students, both on and off-site. Besides our ranger-led programs, this website offers many additional teaching and learning tools.
Plan Your Visit
Ranger led programs can be arranged by reservation. Depending on your length of visit a program may be a fifteen minute introduction to the site, to an in-depth tour of Manzanar lasting about ninety minutes. Please call our reservation line at (760) 878-2194, ext. 3333. You may download the Group Reservation Request
and fax it to (760) 878-2949. more...
The Manzanar Educator Resources collection includes
• 42 standards-based lessons that connect 4th, 10th and 11th grade classrooms to the
history of Japanese American Internment.
• The lesson plans challenge students to connect to the past, apply knowledge of the
present and promote awareness of the future. The lessons are available online for
The Virtual Museum showcases over 200 objects, historic photographs, paintings and documents that reflect life at Manzanar. The Virtual Museum also contains lesson plans that utilizes items from the Manzanar museum collection. Explore the Virtual Museum.
The Junior Ranger program connects children of all ages to the layers of history at Manzanar. The workbook engages children through a scavenger hunt, word search, mapping and writing activities. Become a Junior Ranger.
Our partners include organizations associated with the confinement of Japanese Americans and their experiences, as well as Local History and National Park Sites.
Please click here for the list of partners.
Manzanar National Historic Site
760-878-2194 ext. 3314