The Korematsu Institute develops and distributes curriculum about Fred Korematsu’s story, the WWII Japanese American incarceration, Asian American history, and current civil rights issues.  Educators in all 50 states and a number of overseas countries have requested Curriculum Kit materials from the Institute.  Each kit has historical information, photos, and supplemental materials in order to teach the lessons of history and bring relevancy to the challenging issues of today.  The Korematsu Institute also supports teachers with teacher development workshops and conferences through many organizations such as the social studies/history state councils and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

Each Curriculum Kit includes the following:


The Korematsu Teachers Guide for grades K-12

Includes elementary, middle and high school lesson plans plus primary and secondary source documents.

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

DVD of four videos, including the 24-minute version of the 2-time Emmy Award-winning documentary, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story, with English and Japanese subtitles.


Viewer’s Guide pamphlet for the DVD Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story


Fred Korematsu Day Poster, Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Graphic novel book, Fred Korematsu: All American Hero

Sheirin, a young Muslim girl is being bullied at school after 9/11 and finds encouragement from her Japanese American neighbor Mari.  Mari tells her about what it really means to be an American and reminds her to not be afraid to speak up by telling her the story of Fred Korematsu.  This book goes through Korematsu’s history and how he stood up against WWII Japanese Americans incarceration.  It also includes a comprehensive timeline that gives context to what led to this ugly time of U.S. History.

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Heroes Poster, “Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights Heroes”


Booklet, Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9/11 Injustice

Abbreviated version of Patriot Acts, Voice of Witness book compiled and edited by Alia Malek with a forward by Karen Korematsu.