A Needham teacher traveled to a Japanese American confinement site in Wyoming to gain a better understanding of what they went through. She hopes to integrate what she learned into lessons for her students.
In times of war, there are always shameful acts carried out in the name of fear, and the need for a sense of security. During World War II, Japanese Americans were forced out of their homes and moved to special camps in order to isolate them from their fellow Americans. It is a history that is not often mentioned, but can not be forgotten. A Needham High School teacher is hoping to bring this period of history to her student’s attention, in order to foster greater understanding, and encourage empathy.