The current special exhibition EXCLUSION: The Presidio's role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration, provides an excellent backdrop for engaging students in critical thinking, historical inquiry, and contemporary issues such as immigration, civil liberties, racism, democracy, role of media, and mass incarceration.
This exhibition encourages students to investigate the choices- both personal and political- that led to this dark chapter in American history. Students are also invited to make their own connections and share their own reflections by participating in Your Voice Matters throughout the gallery.
Teachers are encouraged to bring their class on a self-guided visit to the exhibition. The gallery has limited space and can accommodate small groups only, so we ask that your please register your class to avoid more than one class in the space at a time. After you have registered, an educator will contact you to provide further instructions, and help design an experience that works for you, your students and class size.