Recently, The SF Korea Times, Yonhap, Korean AP, and a Japanese Newspaper covered our book and below are some highlights from these articles:
Education for Social Justice Foundation (ESJF) published the Teachers’ Resource Guide: “Comfort Women” History and Issues and distributed it to 18 high schools in San Francisco Unified School District(SFUSD) on April 12th. The publication of this book is the first of its kind because it focuses exclusively on the topic of “comfort women”, military sexual slaves by Japan before and during WWII. This book is comprised of three main parts: 1) current historical accounts of the issues, 2) multiple primary docs, and 3) relevant lesson plans.
The first section provides a historical background on the teaching of the “comfort women” history in the SFUSD and the international community since the 1990s as well as the timeline for the San Francisco memorial installation.
The second part contains resources including 8 primary documents on the military sexual slavery by Japan before and during WWII from the ‘30s and ‘40s, photos, and two official resolutions passed in 2015 to install a “comfort women” memorial in San Francisco and teach the history of “comfort women” to 10th graders in SFUSD.
The third part introduces lesson plans that connect the past unresolved history to the current day problems in order to raise students’ historical and civic awareness and engagement.
In order to ensure the active participation of teachers in teaching this topic, ESJF plans to hold ongoing workshops for interested teachers.
米サンフランシスコの高校に慰安婦学習指針書配布…「人権保護の重要性を」 (4/20/18) http://japanese.joins.com/article/696/240696.html
New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of World War II in Asia
Bataan Legacy Historical Society