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JAMO in the Classroom

Virtual or In-Person Visits

Japanese American Museum of Oregon education staff and members of our Speakers Bureau are available for virtual (and in-person visits). We can speak to a wide range of audiences, including elementary schools, university level classrooms, business groups, and civic associations.

Fees for virtual and in-person visits begin at $100. Scholarships are available to schools, nonprofits, and community organizations.

Museum in a Suitcase

Developed by the Japanese American Museum of Oregon with assistance from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Let us bring the Japanese American Museum of Oregon to your classroom!
Learn about the Oregon Nikkei experience with your students through primary sources, including historical documents, photographs, illustrations, and artifacts. A teacher guide with resources and lesson plans aligned to Common Core Standards is also included. The Museum in a Suitcase is available by itself for teacher-led instruction or accompanied by a JAMO speaker.

The primary resources in the suitcase cover the following topics:

  • Early Japanese Immigration to Oregon
  • Creating Communities – Life in Nihonmachi (Portland’s Japantown)
  • Incarceration Story – World War II, Executive Order 9066, civil rights, Evacuation Process, Portland Assembly Center, Transfer to WRA Camps, Life in Camp, U.S. Military, End of the War, Resettlement Process, and Redress

Customized Program Development

Not finding what you’re looking for? Email JAMO education staff to get help developing a program that best suits the unique needs of your class or group.