The Korematsu Institute offers various professional development opportunities for educators around the country.


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Workshops for Washington State Teachers: Resisting the World War II Japanese American Incarceration - September 22 and September 29, 2018

Join us September 22 in Yakima, WA or September 29 in Spokane, WA for a workshop for teachers on resistance of the World War II Japanese American incarceration. Speakers will include Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute Executive Director; Lorraine Bannai, professor and Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law; and Tetsuden Kashima, Professor Emeritus of American Ethnic Studies at University of Washington.

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Curriculum Writing Institute – August 11-14, 2017

In partnership with the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, the Korematsu Institute convened 12 educators from across the country to learn about the World War II Japanese American incarceration and create original lesson plans. These lesson plans integrated clips from five documentaries and were published in the second edition of the Curriculum Kit.

Testimonials from participants:

  • “All participants were so smart, kind, and genuinely committed to social justice. All facilitators were knowledgeable, helpful, and supportive. All of the presenters were informative and interesting…. This was the best professional experience I’ve ever had.”
  • “[I appreciated] the diverse array of educators, presenters, resources in an organized and efficient structure that produced meaningful products…. This was one of the most beneficial institutes I have attended in my teaching career.”
  • “I have taught for 20 years but think this was one of the PD opportunities with the most applicable and accessible takeaways.”

The Curriculum Writing Institute was made possible by generous support from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, administered by the California State Library.