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Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The three lessons in the “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) in Congress” module are designed to help young historians understand the important role Americans with heritage in Asia and the Pacific Islands have played in American...
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Global History and Geography Regents Examinations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Finding tests that assess global history and geography knowledge can be challenging, but here's a resource that solves the problem. Last updated in January 2018, the exams ask scholars to analyze charts, primary sources, and graphic...
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Asian-American History

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore aspects of Asian-American culture.  In this lesson plan, students use the internet to research American history and the Asian American experience, complete Asian inspired art and read a biography. This lesson includes...
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Japanese American Internment During World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
World War II turned nations against each other and neighbors into enemies. An eye-opening instructional activity explores the dark past of Japanese-American internment camps during WWII. Scholars learn of the fear and distrust toward...
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Global History and Geography Examination: June 2017

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learners respond to multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions to demonstrate their understanding of global history and geography.
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Impact of War with Asia on Asian Americans Angel Island

For Teachers 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.
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
An engaging video details the history behind Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Viewers discover how the holiday came to be and sheds light on diverse cultural traditions.  
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Global History and Geography Examination: January 2018

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Finding a test that assess knowledge of global history and geography can be challenging, but here's a resource that solves the problem. Updated January 2018, the exam asks class members to analyze charts, primary sources, and graphic...
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American Becomes a Colonial Power

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Exploring the idea of America joining "the imperialist club" at the end of the 19th century, this presentation presents reasons why America not only had the drive to explore the world, but the power and wealth with which to do so....
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Exclusion and Empire, 1898–1941

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Often forgotten and written off as the model minority, Americans with heritage in Asia and the Pacific Islands have played an important role in American history, including Congress. Budding historians reclaim history by researching the...
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Global History and Geography Examination: August 2017

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a final examination for global history and geography? Here's a resource that includes multiple choice, essay, and short answer questions.
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Asian-American History for Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use web technology to access American history and the Asian-American experience. They evaluate journals as historical artifacts, especially the concept of firsthand account vs. history text. Students discuss Asian American...
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Asian-American History

For Teachers K - 7th
Students access web based resources in order to study the history of Asian-Americans as they immigrated and assimilated into live in America using grade level appropriate resources. Also, they examine journals, artifacts, and complete...
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Letters from the Japanese American Internment

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners examine letters of Japanese-American children during internment in World War II. They discover what it was like in the camps and how they were treated once they were released. They also view photographs of the camps.
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Egalitarian America

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does a true American represent? Scholars investigate the equal rights era of the 1960s and 1970s in the 20th installment of a 22-part series on American history. Using photographic, magazine, written, and video evidence, groups...
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Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Lesson: Immigration

For Teachers 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...
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African Americans in California’s Heartland – The Civil Rights Era

For Teachers 11th Standards
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...
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Global History and Geography Examination: August 2016

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge class members with an architectural resource that asks them to use a variety of skills to answer multiple choice questions as well as several essay prompts about the streets and house fronts of ancient Athens. One question asks...
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Global History and Geography Examination: January 2017

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Global history and geography class members demonstrate their knowledge of and ability to analyze primary sources such as graphics, maps, political cartoons, and texts from important documents with an assessment that includes multiple...
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Global History and Geography Examination: August 2015

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Need a comprehensive test about global history and geography? Look no further!  Test young historians' understanding of how to use primary sources to formulate answers with an assessment that uses multiple-choice questions that require a...
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Locke and Walnut Grove: Havens for Early Asian Immigrants in California

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners 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.
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A Growing Diversity, 1993–2017

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Connect current events to the roles of AAPI members in Congress. Activities include tracing the impact of the Vietnam War on today's representatives. Learners have a variety of options to explore, including role play exercises and...
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Chinese Exclusion Broadside Analysis

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Racism against Asian American goes deep in American history. Using a broadside in favor of the Chinese Exclusion Act, class members examine clues—with key portions of the document blacked out—to better understand the roots of anti-Asian...
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Women of the West

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the roles of women in the American West. In this American history lesson, students use primary sources to research women from different cultures who lived in the American West. Learners also examine secondary sources...

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