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?
188 couples were married at Manzanar. Some former internees say that without the camps, they never would have met their spouse. Hundreds of other couples married just before going to camp to avoid being separated.