Skillbuilder:Social Awareness

Tourist Attraction Proposal

Effort: 10 minutes

+10 Points


(1) $100 gift card winner


Colorado just got a fancy new addition to its park family — but it's not your typical nature retreat with stunning landscapes and flowing rivers. Say hello to the Amache National Historic Site, recently declared by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

This place holds a heavy history, once serving as a place where Japanese Americans were unfairly held captive during the 1940s. Known as the Granada Relocation Center back in the day, Amache was one of ten similar sites set up during World War II. Over 10,000 individuals were detained there between 1942 and 1945.

Visitors can enjoy a self-guided driving and audio tour. People with a personal connection can search an online barracks directory to unearth information about their family’s history.

Your Task:
Imagine you are applying for a grant to help create a new national historical site. Convince us that your idea is worthy of funding.

  1. Select a place in your community and explain why it is worth visiting. Propose a plan for the site. What would be included? What would people experience when visiting the site?

  2. Select a piece of history that you think deserves more attention from people. Propose a plan for honoring it. This might be a museum, a site, an event, etc. Explain what would be included and how people would experience learning about it.

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