Chinese American Women Lesson Plan

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The National Women's History Museum provides a plan designed to accompany their online CyberExhibit, Chinese American Women; a History of Resilience and Resistance. After examining a series of primary and secondary source documents, individuals adopt the voice of a Chinese-American woman and using information gleaned from the resource, craft a letter from her perspective

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • If all class members have computer access, consider flipping the activity and having learners read the source out of class before returning for discussion
  • Use the resource as part of a unit study of women's rights, of immigration policy, or Chinese American history
Classroom Considerations
  • A protocol must be in place for the safe, respectful discussion of sensitive issues
  • Preview the entire resource and carefully consider the composition of your class before deciding to use the resource
  • Requires individual computer access 
  • If student access to computers is not available, the Cyber Exhibit may be printed; however, the document is very long and the cost of printing may be prohibitive


  • Resources include images, primary source documents, and background information about immigration laws
  • Provides 12 character summaries for the letter writing assignment
  • No rubric is provided for the letter writing assignment