Step into the past and help us honor our community's stories of sacrifice, hardship and resilience. We invite you to come and engage with the firsthand experiences of Japanese Americans who experienced the racial tension and hysteria of WWII.
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San Jose, California 95112
Phone (408) 294-3138
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JAMsj has incorporated the SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment) program that combines interactivity,innovative technology, and lesson plan customization, creating a unique educational environment for students and teachers.
In this program, interactive tablets can be used by school groups that visit the museum. Educational "scavenger hunt" programs can be pre-loaded on to the tablets which can be customizable to the needs of each group or lesson plan.
Teachers can also allow the students to develop their own questions to share with the classroom.
You can watch this video to see SMILE in action:
This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Read more...