Manzanar NHS Seeks Candidates For “Teacher Ranger Teacher” Position

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This summer, Manzanar National Historic Site will participate in the Teacher Ranger Teacher program, offering a professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers to spend Summer 2017 acquiring new skills in experiential learning. The program is provided by a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and the University of Colorado, Denver (CUD).

Participants will spend four to six weeks at Manzanar, developing a major educational project and participating in an online graduate course from the University of Colorado, Denver. The goals of the program are to train teachers in the resources and themes of the NPS so that they can return to their schools in the fall and incorporate their new skills into their classroom activities and to reach students from underserved schools and districts by recruiting teachers from Title 1 urban or rural schools and from tribal schools to participate in the Teacher Ranger Teacher program.

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Teaching With Primary Sources Workshop To Be Held At Manzanar NHS This Saturday

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Densho and Manzanar National Historic Site will host Teaching With Primary Sources Workshop: The World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans, on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at Manzanar National Historic Site.

The workshop will help qualified educators and pre-service teachers learn how to access and use primary source materials to develop analysis and reasoning skills.

“This workshop is designed around thinking routines that are easy and powerful to use with a variety of materials in your classroom,” Densho and Manzanar NHS said, in their flyer publicizing the event.

“Content about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans will introduce the thinking routines with photographs, oral histories, documents, and newspaper articles. Additional historical content and context will be provided with each learning activity.”

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Manzanar Unveils A Comprehensive Curriculum And Educator Resources Box

The following is a press release from the National Park Service.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2008
Contact: Carrie Andresen or Nancy Hadlock
Phone: (760) 878-2194 ext. 2714 or ext. 2716

Manzanar Unveils A Comprehensive Curriculum And “Educator Resources Box”

The park rangers at Manzanar National Historic Site, working in collaboration with educators and partners, recently created an extensive package of Educator Resources for teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and other educators. The materials are designed to challenge students to explore civil liberties and civil rights as they learn about the internment of Japanese Americans and other facets of Manzanar’s history. The Essential Question “How does identity shape my experience in America?” is an important central theme that serves to unify the teaching resources. The curriculum includes lessons for both Primary and Secondary levels which explore the concept of identity though discussions focused on perceptions, racial identity, fear and war hysteria and violations of civil rights through the lens of Japanese American Internment. Read more of this post