the Japanese American experience during World War II through
these selected online links and other resources:
Japanese American Confinement Sites
Sites devoted to documenting the general history of the WWII incarceration and the heroic Japanese American military service during the war, including online photographic exhibits.
Specific Prison Camp Sites
Sites devoted to documenting the incarceration experience in several camps.
American national organizations, health care and general history
A bibliography of available books on Japanese American WWII incarceration.
OTHER VIDEOS ON THE INCARCERATION EXPERIENCE, PLEASE SEE THE CENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA ONLINE CATALOG.
AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW!!!
Racism, Culture & Trauma: The Japanese American Internment*. A Teacher's Guide for the Children of the Camps Documentary by Satsuki Ina, Ph.D. To be used to guide discussion in the classroom as well as enhance individual study of the subject. The 48-page guide includes images from the documentary, individual and classroom exercises, and references.
purpose of the Teacher's Guide is to:
Provide the social-historical context for the documentary,
2) Explore the psychological consequences of the incarceration and mitigating cultural coping mechanisms,
3) Describe how the documentary was used as a community intervention to address the unresolved legacy of the incarceration trauma, and
Offer classroom activities to increase student awareness, empathy
and insight regarding the effects of racism.
Table of Contents include:
The Social and Historical Context
Uprooting and Physical Conditions
Racism as Traumatic Stress
Culture and Trauma
Indications of Unresolved Trauma
The Abuse Dichotomy
Children of the Camps: Trauma and Healing
Children of the Camps Documentary and Educational Project
The American Public: National PBS Broadcast and Viewer's Guide
The Japanese American Community: Community Education Forums
Mental Health Providers: Cultural Competence
TO DOWNLOAD the Teacher's Guide (.pdf files), please use the following links:
Racism, Culture & Trauma: The Japanese American Internment* OUTER COVER (2 MB)
Racism, Culture & Trauma: The Japanese American Internment* (34 MB)
*More accurate terminology today is "incarceration" or "prison camp" instead of "internment."