The Go For Broke Educational Foundation’s
An American Story Teacher Training Program would like to invite
all interested social studies teachers to a teacher training workshop
on October 23, 2004. All educators interested in hands-on
classroom application and technology integration of the Japanese American
World War II veteran experience are encouraged to attend. Seating is limited
to 20 people on a first-come first-serve basis.
Facilitated by former Los Angeles Unified School District educators Esther
Taira and Kathy Gill, the workshop will debut “A Tradition of Honor”
Teacher’s Guide, based upon the Educational Foundation’s compelling
documentary on the Japanese American WWII veterans. Complete with 12 ready-made
lesson plans, “A Tradition of Honor” Teacher’s Guide
helps to engage students to think critically about civic responsibility,
the importance of tolerance during times of trial, and the necessity to
protect civil rights through the example of the Japanese American WWII
In addition, the workshop invites previous workshop participants to share
and critique their experience of integrating the Japanese American WWII
veteran story into the classroom. This forum will give first time participants
the chance to learn the best methods for teaching this aspect of U.S.
history, especially the civil liberties issues raised by the incarceration
of Japanese Americans on the West Coast.
To enhance teachers’ and students’ study of the WWII Japanese
American veteran story, the Educational Foundation’s archive of
hundreds of oral histories are available for public viewing through the
Educational Foundation’s Resource Center in Torrance, Calif. The
Resource Center houses an array of books, articles and photos on the WWII
Japanese American veterans and its knowledgeable staff can assist with
research and other inquiries, including locating veteran speakers for
Additionally, the Educational Foundation’s Web site, www.GoForBroke.org,
showcases 120 keyword searchable oral history interviews from the archive
and offers historical information, glossaries, timelines, interactive
maps, lesson plans and activities for teachers and students. Facilitators
will assist participants with hands-on exploration of these resources
during the workshop and will demonstrate how it can aid classroom instruction.
For more information on the workshop, please contact Sandi Kageyama at
(310) 222-5713 or email email@example.com. Seating is limited to 20
people on a first-come first-serve basis. For those interested in attending
the workshop, go to http://www.goforbroke.org/learning/learning_teachers_special_workshops.asp,
download the PDF registration form and return it to the Educational Foundation
by October 8.