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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).


Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
Has the Past Been Just?
Chinese Calligraphy
Tangram Art
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Making a Story Cloth
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


Asian-American History Quiz

Puzzles & Games

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


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

Chinese New Year Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Chinese Food
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Making a Koto
Making a Fan
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Eating with Chopsticks
Almond Cookie Recipe

Asian-American Art Activities

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

Asian-American Music Activities

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

Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
A Step from Heaven
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 -- Quiz Answer Key
Study Guides to Books by Laurence Yep
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Test A, B, and C Answer Keys
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Discussion Guide for the Novels of Carolyn Marsden
Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
More Asian-American History Resources for Language Arts

Asian-American Resources for History Class

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


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!

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: May Day (5/1), National Music Week (5/3-10), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4-8), Children's Book Week (5/4-10), Mother's Day (5/9), Transportation Week (5/10-16), Biographers Day (5/16), Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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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