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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).

Printables

Chinese Inventions Word Search
Tangram Art
Chinese Calligraphy
Making an Erhu
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Has the Past Been Just?
Making a Koto
More Popular Asian-American History Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Making
Chinese Percussion Music
Chinese Opera
Chinese Words and Phrases
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
History of Chopsticks
Asian New Year Celebrations
Asian-American History
The Chinese Calendar
All About the Chinese New Year
History of Tea
More Asian-American History References

Chinese New Year Resources

Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese Calligraphy
Making an Erhu
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Paper Making
Making a Koto
Mooncakes
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Eating with Chopsticks
Almond Cookie Recipe

Asian-American Art Activities

Chinese Calligraphy
Making an Erhu
Paper Making
Making a Fan
Making a Story Cloth
Chinese New Year Picture
Gung Hay Fat Choy
More Asian-American Art Activities

Asian-American Music Activities

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

Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Chinese Calligraphy
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
A Step from Heaven
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Chinese Inventions Word Search
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Paper Making
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Chinese Food
The Dragon's Child Reading Guide
Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
More Asian-American History Resources for Language Arts

Asian-American Resources for History Class

Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese Calligraphy
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Making a Koto
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Asian New Year Celebrations
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
More Asian-American Resources for History Class

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