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
You can reserve a ranger-led program. Depending on the length of your visit, a program may be a 30 minute introduction to the site, or a lengthier in-depth tour of Manzanar. Please email e-mail us to schedule a trip. You may download and fill out the Reservation Request Form and email it to the address at the top of the form. There is no charge for the tour or for parking.
Manzanar National Historic Site requires that school groups include one adult for every 15 students. Our maximum group size is 100. We are not able to accommodate more. Please be prepared to split groups larger than 25. We will do everything we can to confirm your tour, however not all requests can be accommodated due to lack of staffing. If we cannot accommodate your request, please know that you can visit Manzanar on your own. With our extensive exhibits, introductory film, self-guiding driving tour, and rangers at the front desk, tour leaders can lead their own excursions to Manzanar.
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