WHO/WHAT: Calling all teachers! Join the Japanese American National Museum Education Unit for a virtual workshop on using the art of Miné Okubo’s “Citizen 13660” in the classroom. First published in 1946, “Citizen 13660” was the first ever book-length account of America’s Japanese concentration camps from the perspective of a former incarceree. Through the series of nearly 200 illustrations, Okubo documented her experience in a series of nearly 200 illustrations, taking the reader on a journey first-hand of what it was like for her to live a life behind barbed wire. While this program is open to all K-12 educators, it’s most applicable for educators who work with grades six through 12. Educators will learn about Miné Okubo and the creation of “Citizen 13660,” practice teaching strategies for engaging students in the art and text of “Citizen 13660,” and discover how to access the Miné Okubo Collection and more through janm.org.
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. (HST). Advance registration is required. All participating classroom educators will be mailed a free copy of Miné Okubo’s “Citizen 13660” following the workshop. To RSVP, go to janm.org/events/2022-01-27/virtual-educator-workshop-using-mine-okubos-citizen-13660-classroom.