Our grant will fund the NJAHS development of school curricula on the theme of loyalty- how Japanese Americans, in particular how the Nisei soldiers dealt with their devotion to country and selfless sacrifice during WWII. NJAHS will engage and train secondary school teachers at the MIS Historic Learning Center (MISHLC) in the Presidio of San Francisco. Their team will also travel to sites of historic significance nationally and conduct professional development workshops for teachers in Minnesota, near Camp Savage & Ft. Snelling, and in Washington, DC/Fairfax, Virginia in conjunction with the US Army National Museum’s opening in 2020. Along with the teacher workshops, they will develop a permanent exhibit locally at the MIS Historic Learning Center with linkages to these historic sites, revealing Japanese American soldiers’ stories with expanded analysis, new historic artifacts, and oral histories from those who served.
Photo: Courtesy of NJAHS