Hawaiʻi World War II Curriculum

Can Hawaiʻi's Aloha Spirit Survive a War? is a humanities-based learning resource that leads students to consider the extent to which war has an effect on the people involved. In this curriculum, students research the sociopolitical effects of World War II on the Territory of Hawai‘i, including delving into the personal stories of the Japanese American soldiers from Hawai‘i. 

The unit meets two Hawai'i Department of Education educational standards, Inquiry Standard SS9-12.4.2 and Content Standard SS.MHH.3.19.2.


Did you implement this curriculum in your classroom? Let us know! 
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Mahalo to Our Partner Organizations

A special mahalo to Rosanna Fukuda, pilot teachers, and our JCCH volunteers!

Other Resources

Explore JCCH's variety of primary and secondary resources at the Tokioka Heritage Resource Center's library catalog.

For resources on the Japanese American Soldiers of World War II: 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service. A link to these sources can be found here in our library catalog. 

For more information about our educational resources, please contact us at programs@jcch.com.

442nd Infantry, 1st Battalion, Camp Shelby, Mississippi. JCCH/Itsuko Ishimoto collection