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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).


Tangram Art
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Making an Erhu
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Has the Past Been Just?
More Popular Asian-American History Printables

Lesson Plans

Paper Making
Chinese Opera
Chinese Percussion Music
Origins of Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month
More Asian-American History Lesson Plans


Asian-American History Quiz

Puzzles & Games

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


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

Chinese New Year Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Making a Koto
Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow
Happy New Year Lion
Han Chinese Music Scales
Making a Story Cloth
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
More Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Asian-American Food Resources

Eating with Chopsticks
Almond Cookie Recipe

Asian-American Art Activities

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

Asian-American Music Activities

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

Literature Resources for Asian-American History

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Test A, B, and C Answer Keys
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
A Step from Heaven
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
More Literature Resources for Asian-American History

Language Arts & Asian-American History Connected

Chinese Words and Phrases
Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Chinese New Year Vocabulary Practice
Chinese Food
Discussion Guide for the Novels of Carolyn Marsden
The Dragon's Child Reading Guide
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
More Asian-American History Resources for Language Arts

Asian-American Resources for History Class

The Art of Feng Shui
History of Tea
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Chinese Symbols
More Asian-American Resources for History Class

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Celebrate the Festival of Lights in your classroom! Hanukkah begins at sundown December 6.

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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 (and now in print!), 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.