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African Americans in California’s Heartland – The Civil Rights Era
11th CCSS: Adaptable
Events related to the Civil Rights Movement in Sacramento, California during the 1960s offer class members an opportunity to compare the nonviolent resistance approach favored by Dr. Martin Luther King and the NAACP with those of the...
Impact of War with Asia on Asian Americans Angel Island
9th - 12th
High schoolers identify perceptions towards Asians widely held by the American public through the analysis of political cartoons from the 1940's and 1990's. They recognize the ramifications of such perceptions on Asians and Asian Americans.
Asian Americans and U.S.-Asia Relations: Japanese American Internment
6th - 12th
Students use questionnaires, role playing and simulation to explore the effects of Japanese internment on the Japanese-American population in the 1940s. Students also explore the aftermath of the internment, constutional rights and...
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Lesson: Immigration
3rd - 6th
Many of your class members will have heard of Executive Order 9066 and the Japanese internment camps of World War II. Some may even recognize the terms “Issei” and “Nisei,” but few will have heard of Enemy Alien Hearing Boards, of the...
Fairness: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
4th - 8th
Students examine fairness in relation to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. In this equality lesson, students watch a video "Rabbit in the Moon" and discuss what happened to the Japanese Americans during WWII. Students...
Coming of Age Readings: Experiences in Korea and by Asians in America
8th - 12th
Bring multi-cultural experiences and literature into your language arts class with this instructional activity. Here, young readers explore the points of view of first and second-generation Asian immigrants with a list of various fiction...
Early Modern: Global Interactions
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...