Websites

Websites About the Internment Experience

One of the challenges of maintaining a website is making sure that all links are relevant, current, live. We welcome your input if you have additional resources to add to the list below or discover any broken links. Please contact Gail Desler and Kathleen Watt, Project Coordinators, with any updates.

Elementary

  • A More Perfect Union – This site is the result of Mary Tsukamoto’s lifetime dedication to civil rights. Classroom Activity 1 on the Resources page is designed for elementary students.
  • It’s Not Fair! PBS Kids – Site introduces young students to fairness fighters – those who fought for political and economics rights for all Americans.
  • JARDA Collection – Database is very kid-friendly. Type in your city to bring up a collection of internment photographs related to your community.
  • Ben’s Guide to US Constitution – Kid-friendly tour of the Construction.

Middle School

  • A More Perfect Union – This site is the result of Mary Tsukamoto’s lifetime dedication to civil rights. Site explores a period of U.S. history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of a citizen versus the power of the state. Focusing on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II, this exhibit is a case study in decision- making and citizen action under the U.S. Constitution.
  • Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project – An outstanding resource for video clips with former internees, along with lessons for grades 5-12.
  • JARDA Collection – From the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, over 10,000 images, including photographic prints, negatives, drawings, and watercolor paintings, can be searched and browsed in JARDA.

High School

  • A More Perfect Union – This site is the result of Mary Tsukamoto’s lifetime dedication to civil rights. Site explores a period of U.S. history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of a citizen versus the power of the state. Focusing on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II, this exhibit is a case study in decision- making and citizen action under the U.S. Constitution.
  • Internment of German Americans – Site gives the statistics and information on the WWII internment camps in the U.S. for Germans, Italians and other Europeans. It calls for a thorough investigation and hearing by Congress on internment.
  • Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project – An outstanding resource for video clips with former internees, along with lessons for grades 5-12.
  • JARDA Collection – From the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, over 10,000 images, including photographic prints, negatives, drawings, and watercolor paintings, can be searched and browsed in JARDA.
  • Hiyami Diary – Part of the Online Archive of California, Stanley Hiyami’s diary provides a window into the life a young man who spent his high school years in Heart Mountain internment camp.
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