Minidoka National Historic Site teamed up with Densho, the Japanese American Legacy Project, to develop a curriculum aimed at helping teachers to learn about and teach about this difficult subject matter. It is also geared to help connect current events to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.
The units are designed to closely align with Idaho and Washington state standards in social studies and language arts, specifically in geography, U.S. history, and writing.
Did You Know?
Nearly ten percent of the camp’s population – about 1,000 internees -- were in the military service. Of the ten relocation centers, Minidoka had the most volunteers.