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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

Tangram Art
Making an Erhu
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Han Chinese Music Scales
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

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
The Chinese Calendar
All About the Chinese New Year
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
Asian-American History
North and South American New Year Celebrations
More Asian-American History References

Chinese New Year Resources

Making a Koto
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow
Chinese Food
Chinese Symbols
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Almond Cookie Recipe
Mooncakes
Eating with Chopsticks

Asian-American Art Activities

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

Asian-American Music Activities

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

Literature Resources for Asian-American History

A Step from Heaven
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
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
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
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 Chopsticks
History of Tea
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
More Asian-American Resources for History Class

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