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 many overseas countries have requested our Curriculum Kits. Each kit contains historical information, photos, and supplemental materials that teach history and its connections to the challenging issues of today. 

The Korematsu Institute also supports teachers with teacher development workshops and conferences through organizations like social studies/history state councils and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

Each Curriculum Kit includes the following:


The Korematsu Institute Teacher's 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 Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story


Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution poster

Graphic novel, 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 the WWII Japanese American incarceration. It also includes a comprehensive timeline that gives context to what led to this ugly time in U.S. history.

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“Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights Heroes” poster


Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9/11 Injustice booklet

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