These biographical booklets tell the personal stories of internees and others directly affected by the internment experience.
Use this chart when directed in lessons to have students reflect on "What do I know?"; "What do I want to know?"; and "What have I learned?"
Related Books, Videos, and Web Sites
With the wealth of resources available today about Manzanar and the internment experience, you will always find more to learn and share.
Manzanar NHS Education Program Reservation Request
School tours are arranged by reservation. Please call (760) 878-2194, ext. 3333, to schedule a field trip any time during the year. Or download and print the Educational Program Reservation Request Form and fax it to (760) 878-2949. If you do not receive a phone call within 48 hours, please call (760) 878-2194 ext. 3333. There is no charge for the tour or for parking. Ranger-led programs are normally 90 minutes long; this includes time to see our 22-minute film and look at the exhibits. Shorter programs may be arranged upon request.
Manzanar: Desert Diamonds Behind Barbed Wire
In February 2007, Manzanar National Historic Site cooperated with Ball State University (BSU), the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the National Park Foundation to produce the "Desert Diamonds Behind Barbed Wire" Electronic Field Trip. Japanese Americans who had been confined in Manzanar, park rangers, and students brought history to life from various locations around Manzanar. You can watch the "field trip" online at http://www.schooltube.com/video/dfb7f72371e4928f1c82/Desert-Diamonds-Behind-Barbed-Wire