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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).


Chinese Calligraphy
Tangram Art
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Making an Erhu
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Has the Past Been Just?
Chinese Inventions Word Search
More Popular Asian-American History Printables

Lesson Plans

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


Asian-American History Quiz

Puzzles & Games

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


Chinese Music
The Chinese Calendar
All About the Chinese New Year
Asian New Year Celebrations
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
History of Chopsticks
History of Tea
More Asian-American History References

Chinese New Year Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Making a Koto
Making a Story Cloth
Making a Fan
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Almond Cookie Recipe
Eating with Chopsticks

Asian-American Art Activities

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

Asian-American Music Activities

Han Chinese Music Scales
Music for Fuhng Yang Wha Gu (Flower Drum Song)
More Asian Music Resources

Literature Resources for Asian-American History

A Step from Heaven
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
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 -- Projects
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
Chinese Food
Discussion Guide for the Novels of Carolyn Marsden
The Dragon's Child Reading Guide
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
More Asian-American History Resources for Language Arts

Asian-American Resources for History Class

North and South American New Year Celebrations
The Art of Feng Shui
Asian-American History
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
Chinese Symbols
More Asian-American Resources for History Class

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