Asian-American and Pacific Heritage Month Resources

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage 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).

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    Teacher Discussion Guide

    Somewhere Among Reading Group Guide

    Introduce students to the literary format of "novel in verse" with this Rea... read more

    Teacher Discussion Guide

    Bronze and Sunflower Teaching Guide

    This teaching guide for Bronze and Sunflower , a newly-revised children's ... read more


    Understanding the Chinese Calendar

    Introduce the Chinese calendar with a handout, then have students use the c... read more


    Asian-Pacific-American History Quiz

    During Asian-Pacific-American Heritage month, see what your students know a... read more

    Teacher Discussion Guide

    The Dragon's Child Reading Guide

    Promote classroom discussion about Laurence Yep and Dr. Kathleen S. Yep's T... read more

    Literature Guide

    Study Guides to Books by Laurence Yep

    This literature guide to Laurence Yep's The Serpent's Children, Mountain Li... read more


    World War II Japanese Relocation Centers

    Learn about the evacuation orders during World War II that resulted in the ... read more


    Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet

    In this arts and crafts activity, students make their own dragon puppet for... read more


    Sun Nin, the Chinese New Year

    Teach children about the Chinese New Year celebration with these activities... read more


    Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year

    Teach children about the Korean New Year celebration with these activities.... read more


    Making a Story Cloth

    In this arts & crafts activity, children learn about the Hmong culture in S... read more


    Making a Fan

    In this arts & crafts activity, children create a fan that resembles those ... read more



    Teach children about Chinese culture by baking traditional mooncake cookies... read more

    Literature Guide

    A Step from Heaven

    This is the story of a Korean family that immigrates to California in searc... read more

    Literature Guide

    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

    This literature guide includes enrichment activities and internet resources... read more


    The Art of Feng Shui

    Learn about the Asian-American method of well being by the Art of Feng Shui... read more