Resources for Educators & Researchers

Education is a key part of our mission. Our goal is to inform and engage others in this invaluable piece of our American history, and use it as a teaching tool for generations to come. By understanding the Nisei soldiers’ stories of loyalty, courage and patriotism, we help to preserve our democracy and shape a more just and equal society.

We are pleased to offer, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, an elementary and middle school curriculum for download.

For researchers and those interested in learning more about the Japanese American World War II experience, please explore the robust resources provided by partnering organizations nationwide.

Elementary School Curriculum
Review and download a curriculum suitable for students in grades 2 – 6.
Middle School Curriculum
Review and download a curriculum suitable for students in grades 6 – 8.
Additional Resources
Learn more about the Japanese American World War II experience with resources provided by partners from across the country.
U.S. Army Exhibition – Nisei Soldier Experience
In the summer of 2020, the National Museum of the United States Army will celebrate the opening of its new facility in Fort Belvoir, VA, just outside of Washington, DC.
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Smithsonian Digital Exhibition – Soldier Stories
In 2016, the NVN celebrated the launch of a digital exhibition celebrating the military service of the Japanese American Nisei soldiers.
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Congressional Gold Medal
Nearly seven decades after the beginning of World War II, the Congressional Gold Medal – the nation’s highest civilian award – was bestowed collectively on the U.S. Army’s 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) for their extraordinary accomplishments in World War II.
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Other Projects & Initiatives
In addition to the exhibitions, curriculum and historical context and resources, the National Veterans Network also initiates other projects, events, advocacy work and other initiatives that help further its mission.
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