Asian American History Teacher Resources
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Impact of War with Asia on Asian Americans Angel Island
Learners 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.
9th - 12th
Early Modern: Global Interactions
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...
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Lesson: Immigration
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...
3rd - 6th
Locke and Walnut Grove: Havens for Early Asian Immigrants in California
Students use readings, maps and photos to examine the life of Japanese-American immigrants in Locke and Walnut Grove in the early 1900s. They discuss their research findings, role-play the lives of immigrants and write responses.
5th - 12th
The Effect of the Asian Financial Crisis on the Korean American Community
Students examine the impact of the Asian financial crisis of 1998. In this global studies lesson, students participate in a simulation that allows them to investigate the implications of the 1998 Asian financial crisis on the Korean...
10th - 12th
Fairness: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
Learners 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. Learners...
4th - 8th
The Asian American Experience in the United States: A Chronological History
Eleventh graders understand push-pull factor in Asian Amencan immigration. They identify patterns of Asian immigration to the United States and recognize their correlation to the concurrent socio-economic and political conditions of that...