This week, eighth grade students traveled to Bainbridge Island in connection with their study of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. They toured the Bainbridge Island Japanese-American Exclusion Memorial and were lead in small groups with Japanese American docents who were able to provide firsthand experiences with the students of their time in the camps. Additionally, they gained insight into the history of Bainbridge Island at the Historical Museum. It should also be noted they were provided the opportunity to speak with Mary Woodward, the daughter of Walt and Milly Woodward of the Bainbridge Review, who famously protested against the treatment of Japanese Americans during WWII through their newspaper. It was a definitely a memorable day. A huge thank you to all of the parent chaperones who helped facilitate the day’s itinerary!
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