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Celebrating Asian American Histories
This collection from the Office of Teacher Development celebrates the histories, voices, experiences, contributions and resistance of diverse Asian American people. Knowing and teaching these histories and experiences is necessary for building educators’ cultural competence as well as for understanding and disrupting the historically rooted and ong...
Learning Asian American Histories
As expressed by Wayne Au and Moe Yonamine of Rethinking Schools, "It is clear to us that in this moment, not only do many Asian Americans not know their own history, but a lot of folks in other communities do not know our history either." Learning and teaching a complete history of Asian Americans experiences is a crucial tool for disrupting and di...
Honoring Asian American Identities
There are many Asian American histories, perspectives, and experiences. Over twenty million Asian Americans trace their ancestral origins to over 50 recognized and unrecognized nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Asian Americans differ in their immigration status, generational status, religions, home languages...
Celebrating Asian American Experiences in the Classroom
“As an adult who has gone through the American school system, you might feel stuck because you also realize how little you know about Asian American history and people. It is a huge challenge to teach about what we don’t know. If this is the case, I hope you’ll consider turning your research into a joint learning opportunity that you can share with...
AAPI Heritage Month Resource Guide
Grades PK - 13+
This document is a compilation of resources to support classroom discussions on Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.
NYCDOE: Passport to Social Studies - grade 8, unit 2
Note to Teachers: To help with remote and hybrid learning, digital materials for this unit are available on the NYCDOE TeachHub. Access these materials by following these instructions. This is the second unit of the grade eight scope and sequence, titled: A Changing Society and the Progressive Era. It was developed by a team of NYCDOE staff and te...
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