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What content will you include when teaching about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month?

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It is a wonderful opportunity to discuss and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Asian Pacific Americans. The Asian Pacific American Heritage Month  website includes teacher resources, such as lesson plans and student activities. One lesson is from one of our Content Partners, EDSITEment, "Can You Haiku?" How will you celebrate APA in your classroom?  What content will you choose to include?

  • Re: What content will you include when teaching about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month?
    Lynne Hoffman Apprentice
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    PBS Learning Media has a collection of resources for Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  You may want to check out the following:

    Grace Lin
       Grades PreK-7 | Video | Personal Stories
      Hear from author and illustrator Grace Lin as she explains how books have become her way of recapturing the Asian cultural heritage that she had resisted in her youth.

    Hana's Japanese Drums
       Grades K-8 | Video | Cultural Heritage

       Drums have played an important role in many cultures for thousands of years. In this video segment from ZOOM, a young girl named Hana talks about her interest in the art of Japanese Taiko drumming.

    Faces of America Collection
       Grades 2-12 | Collection | Immigration
      Through this collection, students will gain a broader perspective of America's immigrant history - both past and present - and learn what it truly means to be an American.

    To Hawaii from Japan
       Grades 4-12 | Video | Personal Stories

       Find out what life was like for Japanese immigrants working in Hawaiian sugar plantations through the story of Tatsuichi Yamaguchi - the grandfather of Olympic figure skater, Kristi Yamaguchi.

    Jake Shimabukuro - Life on Four Strings
       Grade Levels 6-12 | Media Gallery | Personal Stories

       Introduce your students to Jake Shimabukuro an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument's potential.

    Transcontinental Railroad Recruits Chinese Laborers
       Grades 9-12 | Video | History of the United States

       Invite students to review archival photos and interviews illustrating the role that Chinese immigrants played in the construction of the first transcontinental railroad.

    To view the full collection, create a free user account here.

    Have you found other good resources for teaching about the Asian Pacific culture?  Please share your suggestions with us.

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