Plan A Field Trip
"There must always be a conscious effort on the part of the classroom teacher to promote a better understanding of American ideals and loyalty to American institutions. There must be an over compensation in effort to keep alive a faith and belief in the American way, which will counteract the effects of isolation in an abnormal community, and the negative effect which often results from culture conflicts and old world sympathies of alien parents." Genevieve W. Carter, Superintendent of Education at Manzanar, 1945
Manzanar National Historic Site requires that school groups include one adult for every 15 students. Please call us to learn how best to prepare for a field trip to our site.
Did You Know?
Manzanar interned over 10,000 people behind barbed wire with no due process of law. Some internees found it ironic that the nearest town, six miles to the north, is named Independence.