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

07 Jan 2013 10:35 AM | Dr. Margaret Hill (Administrator)
Fred Korematsu Day is celebrated on his birthday each year, January 30th.  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.”