Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month

 

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated in a congressional bill. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. the majority of the workers who laid the tracks wer Chinese immigrants. (Library of Congress, 2014)

 

Asian American History

Education World provides 5 lessons which include biographies, dramatized stories, and Origami activities.

 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Lesson plans by teachers for teachers. Additional resources include primary resources, multimedia teaching units, videos, and enrichment activities.

 

The Chinese in California (1850 - 1925)

An online exhibit from the Library of Congress. This site provides access to over 8,000 primary source images, documents, and music relating to the experiences of Chinese immigrants and descendants in California.