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Free Materials to Teach about Fred Korematsu on His Birthday, January 30th

14 Jan 2013 10:54 AM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)
Fred Korematsu Day is celebrated on his birthday each year at the end of January to recognize his courageous fight against the Japanese American Internment which led to the WWII 1944 Supreme Court case, Korematsu v. United States. This is a good time to connect Fred’s story with other civil rights champions, examine key civil liberties issues, and remember the stories of the 120,000 people (approximately 70% were American citizens) who were interned in concentration camps without due process of law.

The Korematsu Institute (www.korematsuinstitute.org) has a wealth of free teaching materials that help students learn about Fred and the Japanese American internment during World War II.  Some items include:

·  a K-12 teaching guide,
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  a Fred Korematsu classroom poster,
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  the 24 minute version of the Emmy Award winning video, “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights, the Fred Korematsu Story.”

 
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