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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 Calligraphy
Tangram Art
Has the Past Been Just?
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Making an Erhu
More Popular Asian-American History Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

Asian-American History Quiz

Puzzles & Games

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

References

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

Chinese New Year Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Making a Koto
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Chinese Symbols
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow
Han Chinese Music Scales
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Mooncakes
Almond Cookie Recipe
Eating with Chopsticks

Asian-American Art Activities

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

Asian-American Music Activities

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

Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Study Guides to Books by Laurence Yep
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
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
A Step from Heaven
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Chinese Food
The Dragon's Child Reading Guide
Discussion Guide for the Novels of Carolyn Marsden
More Asian-American History Resources for Language Arts

Asian-American Resources for History Class

History of Chopsticks
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
The Art of Feng Shui
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
More Asian-American Resources for History Class

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

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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