Teaching WWII Incarceration of Japanese Americans With Primary Sources:
The Tule Lake Unit in partnership with Densho will be offering a teacher workshop on October 19, 2013.
During the teacher workshop, teachers will participate in an all day workshop & field trip to the Tule Lake Unit where they will learn how to access and use primary source materials to develop analysis and reasoning skills. This workshop is designed around thinking routines that are easy and powerful to use with a variety of materials in your classroom. Content about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans will introduce the thinking routines with photographs, oral histories, documents, and newspaper articles. Additional historical content and context will be provided with each learning activity.
Workshop participants will receive a CD including lesson ideas aligned to state and Common Core standards, primary source materials, tips, and tools. Teachers who complete the workshop, create a simple lesson plan, and complete a post-workshop survey will receive a $100 stipend.
For more information and to register please click here.
For questions please contact education coordinator, Angela Sutton at 530-667-8119 or by e-mail.
Did You Know?
Martial law was imposed on November 14, 1943. The Army took control of the Tule Lake Segregation Center with 1,200 armed soldiers. The 28 guard towers were manned 24/7 by armed soldiers, 8 tanks, 6 patrol cars. The Army had 18 horses used by the guards to patrol the perimeter of the prison.