The prison camps where Japanese Americans were held during World War II are still open today as historic places that people can visit to learn about the past. Today, you can visit the camp called Manzanar in California using Minecraft. Follow the directions below to install the Manzanar Camp world map on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Then check out the challenges that follow.
Explore the camp!
Explore the incarceration camps in this Minecraft world. Hint: You might need to go outside Manzanar to visit the other three camps in this world. See if you can find the following items:
an American flag
beds for people to sleep on in the barracks
barbed wire fence running around the camp
furnace for heating buildings
guard towers around the camp
Once you’ve explored, try making your own additions to the camp by building things that really existed there. Here are some ideas:
Make furniture for the barracks
Make new buildings, such as a mess hall, school, or bathrooms
Make a baseball field
How to install the Manzanar Camp world map:
• Click here and download the map.
• On iPad or iPhone, select “Open in” and in AirDrop, select “Copy to Minecraft.”
• On Android, open the downloaded file and select “Minecraft PE.”