The education committee designed and made available a curriculum guide for educators interested in teaching about the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) training for Japanese Americans at Camp Savage and Fort Snelling, MN, during World War II. Lesson plans and learning activities are included that incorporate important aspects of the MIS, such as training at Camp Savage and Fort Snelling, interrogating Japanese prisoners of war, and translating the Japanese language.
For more information, see JACL Publishes Curriculum Guide on Military Intelligence Service.
The curriculum guide is available to educators at no charge through generous support from the family of the late Toshio William Abe, George Suzuki, and the JACL Legacy Fund.
Download the MIS Curriculum Guide [PDF] (Updated October 2013)
Please note that materials in this MIS Curriculum and Resource Guide are protected by copyright. Unauthorized reproduction or use is prohibited.
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