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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    Understanding the Chinese Calendar

    Introduce the Chinese calendar with a handout, then have students use the calendar to answer the wor... read more

    Teacher Discussion Guide

    Discussion Guide for the Novels of Carolyn Marsden

    Discuss the books of Carolyn Marsden with your pupils. This guide includes a book synopsis and discu... read more

    Teacher Discussion Guide

    The Dragon's Child Reading Guide

    Promote classroom discussion about Laurence Yep and Dr. Kathleen S. Yep's The Dragon's Child, a stor... read more

    Literature Guide

    Study Guides to Books by Laurence Yep

    This literature guide to Laurence Yep's The Serpent's Children, Mountain Light, Dragonwings, and Dra... read more


    World War II Japanese Relocation Centers

    Learn about the evacuation orders during World War II that resulted in the internment of Americans a... read more


    Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet

    In this arts and crafts activity, students make their own dragon puppet for the Chinese New Year. Th... read more


    Sun Nin, the Chinese New Year

    Teach children about the Chinese New Year celebration with these activities. This is a fun way to le... read more


    Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year

    Teach children about the Korean New Year celebration with these activities. This printable is a gre... read more


    Making a Story Cloth

    In this arts & crafts activity, children learn about the Hmong culture in Southeast Asia by creating a story cloth. read more


    Making a Fan

    In this arts & crafts activity, children create a fan that resembles those used by traditional Korean dancers. 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 search of a better life, only ... read more

    Literature Guide

    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

    This literature guide includes enrichment activities and internet resources for In the Year of the B... read more


    Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves

    As immigrants from Asia or the Pacific Islands arrived in the United States, they often joined their... read more


    History of Chopsticks

    In much of Asia, especially the so-called "rice bowl" cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, food is usually eaten with chopsticks. read more

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