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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).

Printables

Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Chinese Calligraphy
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
All About Chinese New Year
Tangram Art
Chinese Zodiac Animal Years
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

Quizzes

Asian-American History Quiz

Puzzles & Games

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

References

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

Chinese New Year Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Gung Hay Fat Choy
Favorite Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow, Grades K-8
Chinese New Year Word Problems Quiz
Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow
Making a Fan
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Mooncakes
Eating with Chopsticks
Almond Cookie Recipe

Asian-American Art Activities

Making an Erhu
Happy New Year Lion
Chinese New Year Picture
Making a Story Cloth
Ginger Jar
More Asian-American Art Activities

Asian-American Music Activities

Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Making a Koto
Music for Fuhng Yang Wha Gu (Flower Drum Song)
Han Chinese Music Scales
More Asian Music Resources

Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
A Step from Heaven
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
Discussion Guide for the Novels of Carolyn Marsden
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Chinese Food
Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
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

Has the Past Been Just?
Chinese Symbols
The Art of Feng Shui
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Test A, B, and C Answer Keys
Asian-American History
North and South American New Year Celebrations
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
More Asian-American Resources for History Class

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

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