Educator Resources Box
Manzanar's Educator Resources Box is available for sale in our bookstore. The box contains extensive standards-based lesson plans, four reproductions of the Manzanar Free Press newspaper, our award-winning documentary DVD, Remembering Manzanar (22 minutes), and much more. The box sells for $29.95 plus tax and shipping.
Introduction to Curriculum
These lessons are based on the following National and California standards. Take a look at the standards to find a corresponding lesson that meets your needs.
Primary Curriculum (4th Grade)
Some files are quite large. Lesson 1 is available as a complete lesson. Lessons 2 - 4 are available both as complete lessons and as individual activities. Download based on your classroom needs or your Internet connection speed. If you have a fast connection, you are welcome to download the entire Primary Curriculum (23.6 MB).
Lesson 1: Identity (2.8 MB)
How do we Start to Understand Different Life Experiences?
Who Am I?
What is Your Family Story?
What is a Shared Past?
Lesson 4: Remembering Manzanar(17 MB)
How did Japanese Americans' Identities Shape their Internment Experiences?
1. Remembering Manzanar(1.6 MB)
2. Interned(3.2 MB)
3. 10,000 Lives, 10,000 Stories(2.3 MB)
4. Extra, Extra! Read All About It!(10 MB)
5. Daily Activities(2.8 MB)
6. Who Were These People?(19.8 MB)
7. Life After Camp(2.7 MB)
8. What is Freedom and Who Will Guarantee it?(2.8 MB)
9. KWL(.6 MB)
Secondary Curriculum (10th and 11th Grades)
Lessons 1 - 5 are available both as complete lessons and as individual activities. Lesson 6 is just one activity. If you have a fast connection, you are welcome to download the entire Secondary Curriculum (26.6 MB).
Last updated: April 8, 2020