Education

The heart of Stamp Our Story is telling others about the legacy of these American men and women who served our nation amidst so much adversity both at home and abroad, with such dignity and valor.

The themes of perseverance, patriotism, and service are central to their story.

Stamp Our Story is collaborating with educators across the country to develop and share lessons.

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The first curriculum was developed and piloted this spring through the generous help of educators at Stoddard Elementary School and the Anaheim Elementary School District in California. The curriculum includes a slide show, a YouTube art lesson, and an exclusive interview with a Japanese American World War II veteran designed for teachers. We thank AESD for allowing us to share their curriculum guide with all interested teachers.

Click here to view the Stamp Our Story Curriculum Guide and slide show for grades 3-6.

Click here to view the 10-minute videotaped interview of a Japanese American WW2 veteran Don Miyada (100th Bn, A Co.) from April 30, 2021. The raw video was adapted to use in a classroom, which includes vocabulary and some photos. Click here for the transcript of the interview with Don Miyada.

Click here to watch a YouTube art lesson based on the Go For Broke Soldiers Stamp (Courtesy of Anaheim Elementary School District).

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“Culture4Kids!” has developed a free 2-page worksheet that includes background about the Go For Broke Soldiers Stamp, as well as a fun relief printing art project.

The project is provided courtesy of the Hawaii Herald Newspaper and the Kauai-based team of educators Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota. Mahalo! Thank you, Carolyn and Marian!

Feel free to click on the images to download and use as needed.