The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) National Education Committee is pleased to offer a Teacher Training Workshop, Japanese American Incarceration: Constitutional Vigilance in Times of Crisis, on April 24, 2015. This Workshop will connect the constitutional crisis created by the indefinite detention of West Coast Japanese Americans during World War II with current events precipitated by the attacks on 9/11. Several Minnesota Academic Standards for Grades 6, 7 and 9-12 will be addressed with concrete lesson plans.
Those who participate in the Workshop may request substitute teacher reimbursement up to $110. Participants will receive resource materials, a Certificate of Attendance and may earn Continuing Education Credit.
After the Workshop, the local Twin Cities Chapter JACL’s Education Committee is available to support educational efforts on this and related topics with a lending library and speakers bureau. Upcoming planned events include a Spring, 2015 photo exhibit from NYC’s Ellis Island Museum which documents the efforts of thousands of Japanese American soldiers who received training as Japanese translators and interpreters at Fort Snelling during WWII.
The Workshop will be held at Historic Fort Snelling and, afterwards, an optional tour of the WWII Japanese language school site will be available.
Please circulate our invitation to educators (including librarians and curriculum specialists) who may register by submitting the attached form.
Questions may be addressed to Sally Sudo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-835-7374.
Thank you for you helping us to bring our workshop to the attention of educators in your area.