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Tule Lake Teacher Education Project Institute

The National Japanese American Historical Society and the National Park Service are sponsoring two unique workshops for English or Social Studies teachers from grades 4 through 12 this summer.  Teachers may attend one or both of these workshops.  Applications due February 15, 2014 or until filled.  Applications available on http://www.njahs.org.  For more information Phone: (415) 921-5007 or  Grace Morizawa 510 526 9041 Email: njahs@njahs.org
 
Tule Lake Teacher Education Project Institute –A four day institute from June 24 through June 27 in the Presidio in San Francisco- Stipend $600.
 
Teachers will work collaboratively to learn about the Tule Lake Segregation Center through a process of historic inquiry and then develop a draft curriculum with their fellow teachers using primary documents, secondary sources, photographs, oral histories and artifacts on the Tule Lake Segregation Center.  They will field test the draft lessons in their classrooms. Teachers may volunteer to have portions of their lessons and stipends video taped for the WEB distribution. A smaller group of core teachers from the institute will refine the lessons for distribution through the WEB. Lessons will be then re-designed for posting on the WEB by the NJAHS webmaster.  Stipends will be given for this additional work during the school year.
Tule Lake Pilgrimage—A four day three night pilgrimage and educational experience at the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  July 4 through 7.  (For more information see www.tulelake.org.)  Transportation lodging, and meals provided. Stipend $300.
 
Teachers will join the bi-annual Tule Lake Pilgrimage at the Tule Lake Segregation Center and Oregon Institute of Technology. They will have the opportunity to experience and tour the Tule Lake Segregations Center and hear first hand accounts of the former incarcerees. The four days are designed to be an immersive educational experience for people from outside the Japanese American community and for younger Japanese American family members, as well as a catharsis for those who lived through the experience – all guided by veteran group leaders.  Tule Lake was also unique among the prisons in that it was where people who answered no-no to the loyalty questions were sent – to be segregated from other Japanese and Japanese American prisoners.  Political dynamics in the camp were dramatically different from the others.  Many incarcerated in Tule Lake renounced their US citizenship when given the opportunity.  But the reasons for both the no-no answers and renunciation were complex and varied.  Teachers from the Bay Area participating in the pilgrimage through the National Japanese American Historical Society will be expected to attend a 2-hour orientation session before the pilgrimage, participate in a round table session during the pilgrimage, and share their experience with their colleagues at school. We will also meet each evening for dinner during the pilgrimage.
More details can be found here: Teacher Institute Application 2014