Education

Schools were quickly organized in the concentration camps, but they suffered from crude facilities and lack of teaching materials. Instruction was given for nursery through high school, and adult education was offered. Trained teachers were in short supply, however, and uncertified Japanese Americans with college degrees often filled in. The War Relocation Authority (WRA) deliberately emphasized Americanization in the education program. Some found it painfully ironic to watch incarcerated youth recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 41 (December 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-43)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 41 (December 7, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-43)
Pages 1 and 2 missing. Selected article titles: "Back to School: New Semester to Start Monday for Tri-Staters" (p. 3) and "Adult Education Program Approved" (p. 3).
The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 39 (November 23, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-41)
doc The Newell Star, Vol. I, No. 39 (November 23, 1944) (ddr-densho-284-41)
Selected article titles: "Commencement Tomorrow Evening: 230 Graduating Seniors to Receive Diplomas" (pp. 1, 3-4), "Arrival of 67 Hawaiian Nisei Here Disclosed" (p. 1), and "Nip the Cold 'Bug': Hospital Chief Gives Rules for Prevention" (p. 2).
Aquila (1944) (ddr-densho-291-8)
doc Aquila (1944) (ddr-densho-291-8)
The 1944 yearbook for Tri-State High School.
Onlooker (1943) (ddr-densho-291-6)
img Onlooker (1943) (ddr-densho-291-6)
The 1943 yearbook for Amache Senior High School.
Tempo (1945) (ddr-densho-291-18)
doc Tempo (1945) (ddr-densho-291-18)
The 1945 yearbook for Heart Mountain High School.
Tempo (1944) (ddr-densho-291-9)
doc Tempo (1944) (ddr-densho-291-9)
The 1944 yearbook for the high school in Heart Mountain concentration camp.
Hunt Hi School Commencement Program (ddr-densho-280-14)
doc Hunt Hi School Commencement Program (ddr-densho-280-14)
This commencement program contains the names of all graduates of Hunt Hi's class of 1944, including the honors they received.
El Chaparral (1945) (ddr-densho-291-19)
doc El Chaparral (1945) (ddr-densho-291-19)
The 1945 yearbook for Miles E. Cary High School.
Mojave Memo (1943) (ddr-densho-291-2)
doc Mojave Memo (1943) (ddr-densho-291-2)
The 1943 yearbook for Poston I Senior High School.
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