Asian American History Teacher Resources

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The Poetry of Chinoiserie

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study Asian works of art and Japanese haiku. They then take this knowledge and create an original haiku in response to other works of art.
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Women's History Week

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the contributions of women who influenced human rights in US history. They examine the influence Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton by participating in a jigsaw activity....
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"All We Want Is an Equal Chance, an Open Field, and a Fair Fight"

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the California Gold Rush. In this California history lesson, students analyze images, letters, and documents from the era to discover information about the events and social conditions spurred by the Gold Rush....
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Latino Contributions To American Culture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars create their own working definition of what it means to be an American. They examine the achievements of Latinos and discuss how the contribution of these Americans have enriched and helped shape American culture.
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African American Homesteaders

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners analyze the reasons African-Americans settled in the area to be known as Nebraska. Using primary source documents, they read about the challenges they faced and compare their growth and distribution of African-Americas in the...
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Westward Expansion

For Teachers 8th
Grab the popcorn and take a seat for a Hollywood premier! Eighth graders grasp the concepts behind Westward Expansion and create engaging videos by working through a set of 18 engaging tasks. They also hone their technology, social...
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Historical Lessons on Wartime and Race Relations

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify perceptions towards Asians widely held by the American public through the analysis of political cartoons from the 1940's. They recognize the ramifications of such perceptions on Asian American and Arab American.
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World War Ii - Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders determine that nationality is not defined by race, especially in the United States. They group into teacher created dyads with eight pictures. Four pictures are of American citizens (multiracial representations), and...
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Chinese New Year

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dancing dragons, fireworks, red envelopes, and loud music are the familiar images of Chinese New Year celebrations. The holiday, also know as Lunar New Year and/or the Spring festival is also a religious holiday that combines aspects of...
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History Hall of Fame

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create an American History Hall of Fame for various cultures that have been forgotten in American History.
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Changing Places

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the Chinese-American immigration experience. In this assimilation lesson, students watch "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience" and then participate in classroom activities regarding the topic. The activities...
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A Brief History of Vietnam (1858-2004) and Its Evolving Communist System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the French colonization of Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and the current evolving Communist system. They develop political maps, outline the major events of the Vietnam War, write an essay, and compare/contrast democracy...
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Views of the American West: True or False?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain that a landscape painting may or may not accurately represent a specific place. They identify techniques that create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a flat surface.
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Classroom Guide for Sacred Mountain: Everest

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The most famous climbers of Mount Everest could never have made it to the summit without the assistance of the local Sherpa. Christine Taylor-Butler's nonfiction children's book Sacred Mountain: Everest is the focus of an extensive...
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A Simulation: The Peopling of America

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What was it like to pass through Ellis Island? Learners move through the immigration process of the early 1900s in a simulation activity. A comprehensive activity includes role-playing profiles and other manipulative items such as...
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Evaluation Essay

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write an essay about previous studied lessons that is applied to the Japanese American experience. They have to role play being a Caucasian, or Nisei in California at a given time based on what they have studied. What would...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students make deductions about life in an internment camp by reading and comparing letters written to Clara Breed. Along the way, they consider the advantages of looking at a historical event from the multiple points of view of...
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South Asian Architecture

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders review and discuss architecture from South Asia. They then study images of various buildings from North Africa/Southwest Asia, and make comparisons
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Coming to America

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Through this set of three lessons about Ellis Island, class members will learn about why immigrants came to the United States, find out about the difficulties that went along with coming to America, become familiar with the immigration...
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Demystifying Stereotypes and Understanding

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate cultural diversity. In this Asian cultures lesson, students discuss the attributes of cultures and participate in a classroom simulation that requires them to experience Asian cultural norms and compare them to...
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Ancestors in the Americas: Lesson One

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to the characteristics of documentaries and making films. Individually, they write their own proposal for an idea of a documentary making sure to identify the point of view of which it is going to be...
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Narrative History - Hypertext Dialogues

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students create scripts about California settlers. The document reflects the settlers' fears, expectations, and realizations.
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Japaneses Internment: Lesson 1 of 4: Chronological Events Leading to Internment

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine facts about history of the Asians experience in America and identify patterns of Asian immigration in the United States. Students develop reasons specific Asian ethnic groups migrated to the United States and predict...
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History of the American Family

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the history of the American family and the affects of immigration. In addition, they examine the contributions of minority families to American culture. In groups, students explore the pros and cons of dual-income...

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