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Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Asian-Pacific-American History Month is celebrated in May. Use our lessons, printables, and activities to explore the art, food, music, and writing of these great cultures. You will find handouts on Asian instruments, references on the history of tea, reading lists for the study of Asian-American history, and plenty of activities for celebrating Chinese New Year. These resources are also great to incorporate across your curriculum for Diversity Awareness Month (October).


Tangram Art
Making an Erhu
Chinese Calligraphy
Making a Koto
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Has the Past Been Just?
Han Chinese Music Scales
More Popular Asian-American History Printables

Lesson Plans

Chinese Percussion Music
Chinese Words and Phrases
Paper Making
Chinese Yuan
More Asian-American History Lesson Plans


Asian-American History Quiz

Puzzles & Games

Lon Po Po Crossword Puzzle
Shen of the Sea
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
Famous Chinese Word Search


Chinese Music
The Chinese Calendar
North and South American New Year Celebrations
History of Tea
All About the Chinese New Year
Asian New Year Celebrations
Asian-American History
More Asian-American History References

Chinese New Year Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
Making a Fan
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Music for Fuhng Yang Wha Gu (Flower Drum Song)
Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Eating with Chopsticks
Almond Cookie Recipe

Asian-American Art Activities

Chinese New Year Picture
Gung Hay Fat Choy
Making a Story Cloth
Ginger Jar
Happy New Year Lion
More Asian-American Art Activities

Asian-American Music Activities

Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Chinese Opera
More Asian Music Resources

Literature Resources for Asian-American History

A Step from Heaven
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Test A, B, and C Answer Keys
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
Chinese Food
Discussion Guide for the Novels of Carolyn Marsden
The Dragon's Child Reading Guide
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
More Asian-American History Resources for Language Arts

Asian-American Resources for History Class

The Art of Feng Shui
History of Chopsticks
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
Chinese Symbols
More Asian-American Resources for History Class


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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