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Children of the Camps/ INTERNMENT HISTORY __ "...Japanese Americans, half of whom were children, were incarcerated for up to 4 years, without due process of law or any factual basis, in bleak, remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards." Read this chilling story. You will find a timeline and related information. - From children-of-the-camps.org - http://www.children-of-the-camps.org/history/index.html  

Japanese American Concentration Camp Haiku __ Here you will learn about the Japanese American concentration camps and Haiku poetry. Numerous Japanese haiku writers destroyed their entire bodies of work after the relocation began. You will find photo essays, text essays, and a good historical review of the period. - illustrated - From Modern American Poetry - http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/haiku/haiku.htm 

The Japanese American Experience: A Way to Look at Global Education __ "Many insights about teaching global education can be gained from the exploration of the Japanese American experience. However, we must start with a firm understanding of this group's legacy and contribution to American history." You will find information about U.S. Anti-Asian sentiment, Japanese American incarceration facts, historic outlines, and more. - From globaled.org - http://www.globaled.org/curriculum/internment.html 


 
The Japanese American Network __ A general website about the Japanese American community where you will find news, activities, public policy, some things just for fun, and a bulletin board. - illustrated - From janet.org - http://janet.org/ 

Japanese and Japanese American Youth in Literature __ "Although Asians Americans, including those of Japanese heritage, have lived in the United States for over 150 years, too little about their experiences, their history, the country of their heritage, and their literature is reflected in the curriculum of the public schools. Given the existence of many educational, commercial, and cultural alliances between Japan and the United States, it is vital that the knowledge students acquire, both about Japan as a country and about Americans of Japanese heritage, is accurate, current, and moves beyond isolated facts." You will find a good look at the subject. - From T.H.E. ALAN Review - http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/spring98/zitlow.html 

 

Legacy Of War Still Haunts Japanese-Americans __ Learn how the response to the military draft split the Japanese American community after the Second World War. - From resisters.com - http://www.resisters.com/news/WSJ.htm 

List of Japanese Americans __ "The following is a list of famous Japanese Americans who have made significant contributions to the American culture or society artistically or scientifically, or have appeared in the news numerous times" - From answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-japanese-americans 

The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens __ The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens is the only museum in the United States dedicated only to the culture of Japan. You will find photos of the collections, learn about museum history and educational programs. - illustrated - From The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens - http://www.morikami.org/
 
National Japanese American Historical Society __ This is an extensive website dedicated to the history of Japanese Americans. - illustrated - From nikkeiheritage.org - http://www.nikkeiheritage.org/ 

Our Past Acclaims Our Future __ Learn the history of Japanese in the United States in this course outline by Donna Frederick-Neznek. Find out what is meant by Issei, Nisei, Sansei, and Yonsei along with classroom lesson plans about Japanese Americans. - From Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute - http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/2000/4/00.04.03.x.html 

Voices of New York __ Read an essay about the use of Japanese language in New York City - illustrated - From New York University - http://www.nyu.edu/classes/blake.map2001/japan.html 

Welcome to the Japanese American Citizens League __ "The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is a membership organization whose mission is to secure and maintain the human and civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry and others victimized by injustice." Learn about their goals, activities, membership information and much more. - illustrated - From jacl.org - http://www.jacl.org/

 
 

 

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