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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
All About Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Chinese Calligraphy
Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
Making an Erhu
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
Shen of the Sea
Lon Po Po Crossword Puzzle
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
Famous Chinese Word Search

References

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

Chinese New Year Resources

Tangram Art
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Making a Story Cloth
Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow
Chinese New Year Word Problems Quiz
Chinese Zodiac Animal Years
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Mooncakes
Almond Cookie Recipe
Eating with Chopsticks

Asian-American Art Activities

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

Asian-American Music Activities

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

Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
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
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Chinese Food
Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
The Dragon's Child Reading Guide
Discussion Guide for the Novels of Carolyn Marsden
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?
The Art of Feng Shui
History of Tea
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
Chinese Symbols
More Asian-American Resources for History Class

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