Applications Open for Oregon Teachers!

Teaching the Japanese American WWII Experience

August 7-9, 2023
Smithsonian National Museum of the American History in Washington D.C. 
This is a professional development opportunity for elementary and middle school teachers. The Teacher Training Institute will provide professional development, historical training, and access to curricula and educational resources for elementary and middle school teachers. The training covers the history of the Japanese American WWII soldier experience from Hawaii to the 120,000 Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in American concentration camps during WWII.

If your application is accepted, we will cover airfare, lodging, and meals during the training.

The training will focus on three key areas:
  • Historical content about Japanese American WWII experiences and an introduction to online resources.
  • Lesson and teaching strategies based on two resources co-created by elementary and middle school teachers, "What was life like in camp?" and "What would you have done?"
  • Visits to local sites, museum collections and guest speakers related to the Japanese American WWII experience.

The Teacher Training Institute is presented by the National Veterans Network and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and sponsored by the Department of Interior, National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.

Submit by April 15. Applicants will be notified in May. 

If you have any questions at all, please respond directly to this email
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