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Asian-Pacific-American History Teacher Resources

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage 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
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Making an Erhu
Has the Past Been Just?
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
More Popular Asian-American History Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Making
Chinese Percussion Music
Chinese Opera
Chinese Yuan
More Asian-American History Lesson Plans


Asian-American History Quiz

Puzzles & Games

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


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

Chinese New Year Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Making a Koto
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
Making a Story Cloth
Music for Fuhng Yang Wha Gu (Flower Drum Song)
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Eating with Chopsticks
Almond Cookie Recipe

Asian-American Art Activities

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

Asian-American Music Activities

Han Chinese Music Scales
More Asian Music Resources

Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
A Step from Heaven
Study Guides to Books by Laurence Yep
The Dragon's Child Reading Guide
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Test A, B, and C Answer Keys
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Chinese Words and Phrases
Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Chinese Food
Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
More Asian-American History Resources for Language Arts

Asian-American Resources for History Class

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

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