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?
Hours after Pearl Harbor the Hawaiian territorial governor declared martial law. With the exception of about 2,000 people confined in Hawaii or on the mainland, Japanese Americans were not forcibly removed from the islands. They comprised one-third of the population and their labor was essential for the war effort.