Virtual Educator Workshop—Teaching the Japanese American WWII Experience Through Art

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Apr 202228
4:00p.m. - 5:15p.m.


Join the JANM Education Unit for this free virtual educator workshop on using art to teach the Japanese American WWII incarceration experience. JANM’s collection of art includes thousands of individual pieces as well as large bodies of work by artists such as Miné Okubo, Henry Sugimoto, Hisako Hibi, and others. Join educators from across the country to learn about the lived experience of forced removal and incarceration documented in these sketches, paintings, and drawings, as well as tools and strategies for integrating art into the study of the Japanese American WWII experience.

In this workshop, educators will:

  • Learn about JANM’s extensive collection of art.
  • Practice teaching strategies for using art in the classroom to help students better understand the lived experience and emotional impact of incarceration.
  • Discover resources available for classroom use, including a preview of JANM’s newest virtual visit offering, Through the Eyes of an Artist: Life in Camp.

This program is presented in conjunction with JANM’s newest virtual visit offering Through the Eyes of an Artist: Life in Camp, available now for students in grades 9-12. All visits must be scheduled in advance using this form.

Advance registration is required.


Photo credit: Japanese American National Museum (94.195.16)


JANM . Last modified Apr 06, 2022 5:21 p.m.

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