As you scroll down this page you will see a variety of resources to be used personally, in the classroom, or as a reference when you visit the Memorial in person. There are many other outstanding websites dedicated to the story of the Japanese American soldiers of WWII and the incarceration of 120,000 during the war.
Elementary School Curriculum
This classroom guide to the National Japanese American Memorial, by Gary Mukai, was created in conjunction with Stanford University's Program on International and Cross-cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford Institute for International Studies. The intended use of these documents is education of school-aged children.
High School Curriculum
This classroom guide, written by Gary Mukai, was created in conjunction with Stanford University's Program on International and Cross-cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford Institute for International Studies. The intended use of these documents is education of school-aged children.
About the Memorial is a 17-page package of information about the history, the creation of the Memorial, and the Foundation's mission. It also includes helpful statistics and media interviews.
Creation of this material was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant program. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The Internment Cases is a pdf version of training slides used for docent training. Currently, the word "incarceration" is used to describe the forcible restriction of Japanese Americans during WWII rather than "internment."
An Unparalleled Patriotism: Japanese Americans in WWII
Video showing students introducing veterans who discuss why they entered the service while their families were incarcerated by the government.
A Video Tour of the Memorial
Carolyn Hoover, granddaughter of two internees and Duke University student, has created a series of short videos on the National Japanese American Memorial. You can see them here:
Dedication Ceremony, November 2000
Commemorative video with sculptor's and architect's thoughts, as well as other personal testimonies.