Zoom Workshop: Bainbridge Island Japanese American WWII Experience, March 27, 2021
Teachers’ Guide: Bainbridge Island Japanese American WWII Experience
Developed in conjunction with a live, interactive workshop for educators, The Bainbridge Island Japanese American WWII Experience Teacher's Guide provides social studies activities on the Japanese American WWII experience in Washington State for use in the classroom and remote learning for Grades 4-12. The workshop explores the WWII Japanese American experience through the stories of real people in Washington State, with a focus on Bainbridge Island, the first community to be rounded up and sent to concentration camps after Executive Order 9066. Four documentary films serve as the catalysts for open-ended inquiry about the Japanese experience in Washington State. They are:
• The Red Pines
• Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol
• My Friends Behind Barbed Wire
• Home from the Eastern Sea
Produced by Stourwater Pictures, all four films are available for streaming and download from all nine Washington State Educational Service Districts.
The Teacher's Guide is offered to workshop attendees, as well as educators and others interested in accessing a comprehensive history of the Japanese American WWII story as told from the perspective of real people who lived through these historic events.
Download the guide here: