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.

World War II (215)
Concentration camps (1219)
Education (1424)

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Poston 2 High and Elementary School registration schedule, Block 210, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1686)
doc Poston 2 High and Elementary School registration schedule, Block 210, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-1686)
Registration schedule for Poston II high and elementary schools at Poston incarceration camp. Includes a supplies record. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1688
Tri-State High School handbook (ddr-csujad-55-1948)
doc Tri-State High School handbook (ddr-csujad-55-1948)
Handbook for Tri-State High School at Tule Lake incarceration camp. Includes sections on administration, history of Tri-State high school, faculty and assistants, general regulations, student government, class officers, calendar of events, campus, graduation requirements, subjects, clubs, publications, and sports. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1951
Commencement exercises, Class of 1945, Miles E. Cary High School (ddr-csujad-55-1708)
doc Commencement exercises, Class of 1945, Miles E. Cary High School (ddr-csujad-55-1708)
Commencement program for Miles E. Cary high school at Poston incarceration camp. Includes program schedule and Auld Lang Syne. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1710
Resolution pertaining to summer school attendance (ddr-csujad-55-1733)
doc Resolution pertaining to summer school attendance (ddr-csujad-55-1733)
Resolution regarding summer school attendance for teachers at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1735
Inaugural ball (ddr-csujad-55-1930)
doc Inaugural ball (ddr-csujad-55-1930)
Invitation to the inaugural ball presented by the senior class of Tri-State high school at Tule Lake incarceration camp. Includes decorative cover, list of guests of honor, and schedule of events. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1933
Greatest period of rome (ddr-csujad-55-2534)
img Greatest period of rome (ddr-csujad-55-2534)
Illustration of scenes from ancient Rome, probably created for a World History class at an incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2641
Commencement exercises, Class of 1944, Poston II High School (ddr-csujad-55-1846)
doc Commencement exercises, Class of 1944, Poston II High School (ddr-csujad-55-1846)
Program for commencement exercises for the graduating class of 1944 at Poston incarceration camp. Includes a list of graduates, program events, class officers, motto, and acknowledgements. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1849
Student progress report (ddr-csujad-55-147)
doc Student progress report (ddr-csujad-55-147)
Progress report for Taeko Ono's 9th grade Spanish class at Poston Secondary School. Includes ratings on dependability, resourcefulness, study and work habits, social attitudes, participation habits, and use of the English language. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0149
Commencement Tri-State High School Class of 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-179)
doc Commencement Tri-State High School Class of 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-179)
Commencement program for Tri-State High School's graduating class of 1944. Includes names of administrators, officers, graduating seniors, Rohwer graduates, Jerome graduates, and a schedule of events for the graduation ceremony. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0181
From camp to college: information about student relocation as of July, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1823)
doc From camp to college: information about student relocation as of July, 1944 (ddr-csujad-55-1823)
Report on the relocation of students at incarceration camps. Covers the history of relocating students, the student relocation council, student success, schools, large universities and the PMG, financial aid, part-time jobs, budget, the draft, trade schools, nursing, the United States cadet nurse corps, student relocation council and the WRA, applications from aliens, high school undergraduates, travel, …
Sentinel supplement (January 23, 1945): Lesson II (ddr-csujad-55-665)
doc Sentinel supplement (January 23, 1945): Lesson II (ddr-csujad-55-665)
Lesson for native Japanese speakers covering topics taught in the adult English class at Heart Mountain incarceration camp. Covers pronunciation of the "V"sound in the English language. This is an excerpt from a special issue of "Heart Mountain sentinel" Japanese section, no. 271. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Watercolor drawing for the spring art exhibit at Poston II High School (ddr-csujad-55-1827)
img Watercolor drawing for the spring art exhibit at Poston II High School (ddr-csujad-55-1827)
Watercolor illustration depicting a mountain landscape with trees in the foreground, most likely created by a high school student for the spring art exhibit at Poston II High School at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1830
Baccalaureate wervice, Senior Class of '44 (ddr-csujad-55-1841)
doc Baccalaureate wervice, Senior Class of '44 (ddr-csujad-55-1841)
Program for the Baccalaureate Service of the senior class of 1944 at Poston incarceration camp. Includes order of events and lyrics to the songs, "Higher Ground" and "Give Your Best to the Master." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1844
Bullador (June 1, 1945) (ddr-csujad-55-1711)
doc Bullador (June 1, 1945) (ddr-csujad-55-1711)
Newsletter, "El Bullador," published by Poston II high school at Poston incarceration camp. "Senior Class Prophecies>" See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1713
Educational Division (ddr-csujad-55-1412)
doc Educational Division (ddr-csujad-55-1412)
Scrapbook page containing notes about the Educational Division and school system at Crystal City Department of Justice Internment Camp. From the Mary F. Clark scrapbook, "Before I Forget, 1942-1947," page 72. See also sac_jaac_1334 through sac_jaac_1529. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1414
Request for leaving class (ddr-csujad-55-1766)
doc Request for leaving class (ddr-csujad-55-1766)
Blank form for requesting permission to leave class at Poston II school at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1768
Pupil record folder check list (ddr-csujad-55-1759)
doc Pupil record folder check list (ddr-csujad-55-1759)
List of elementary school student records that are to be included in the student's file at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1761
Attendance rules and procedures (ddr-csujad-55-1770)
doc Attendance rules and procedures (ddr-csujad-55-1770)
List of revised policies and procedures for Miles E. Carey High School at Poston incarceration camp including attendance, tardiness, absences, teacher's responsibilities, office responsibilities, and forms. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1773
Bullador, vol 2, no. 10 (May 23, 1944) (ddr-csujad-55-1849)
doc Bullador, vol 2, no. 10 (May 23, 1944) (ddr-csujad-55-1849)
Newsletter, "El Bullador," published by Poston II high school at Poston incarceration camp. Includes articles on election results, valedictorian and salutatorian, and school name change. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1852
Pupil's cumulative record (ddr-csujad-55-1794)
doc Pupil's cumulative record (ddr-csujad-55-1794)
Cumulative record form for students at Poston incarceration camp. Covers Junior and Senior High School. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1797
Hunt Hi handbook (ddr-csujad-55-1935)
doc Hunt Hi handbook (ddr-csujad-55-1935)
Handbook for Hunt High School at Minidoka incarceration camp. Covers class schedules, graduation requirements, guidance counselors, library, student government, resolutions, smoking, attendance, report cards, fire drills, and blank pages for autographs. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1938
Limited period pass (ddr-csujad-55-219)
doc Limited period pass (ddr-csujad-55-219)
Limited Period Pass card issued on September 8, 1944? belonging to Aie Yokota. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0221
Committee report on health and physical education (ddr-csujad-55-1723)
doc Committee report on health and physical education (ddr-csujad-55-1723)
Report on health and physical education at Poston incarceration camp. Covers the objective of health and physical education, school, recreation department, hospital section, and recommendations. Also includes the committee report on school records and reports. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1725
Letter to accompany questionnaire for students who left Poston, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1837)
doc Letter to accompany questionnaire for students who left Poston, 1945 (ddr-csujad-55-1837)
Handwritten draft correspondence to students who left Poston incarceration camp, intended to accompany questionnaire. See also sac_jaac_1839. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1840
Please admit to class (ddr-csujad-55-1765)
doc Please admit to class (ddr-csujad-55-1765)
Blank form for admission to class at Poston II school at Poston incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1767
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