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Workshop and field trip: Heart Mountain Relocation Center

Photo credit: Kelly Michals

In partnership with Montana State University Billings, teachers will visit the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Northeast Wyoming, one of ten camps used for the internment of approximately 14,000 Japanese during World War II from 1942-1945.  This significant historical site will be discussed both in terms of hopes and aspirations of Japanese immigrants to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, World War Two, and strategies on how to teach this today within the framework of “Global Asias”.

This program is open and free to  K-12 in-service and current teachers of all grades and subjects.  We will meet at Montana State University Billings campus.

Date and Time

Saturday, April 23rd 11:00am-5:00pm (MDT)

Program Leaders

Brian Dowdle, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Montana, and Lauren Collins, Program Director of Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Program Benefits

  • Lunch, roundtrip bus transportation from MSU Billings to Heart Mountain, and admission to the site
  • Online resource packet
  • Four free Montana OPI clock hours


Please follow this link to register for this program.