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Immigration History
Lesson plans and resources on immigration history developed by award-winning Asian American Studies (AAS) faculty.

K-12 Curriculum from Asian Americans Advancing Justice, LA
An expansive database of curriculum materials and lesson plans. Searchable by grade level, theme, time period, and subject areas. Includes lesson plans to accompany specific episodes of PBS' Asian Americans series.  

Teaching Tolerance APA Lesson Plans & Resources
Essays, videos, webinars and lesson plans for exploring different aspects of AAPI experiences.

Learning Together During Covid-19
This page connects Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s programs, curatorial expertise, and community anniversaries with K12 teachers across the country. It is as an online venue for educational content featuring interviews with AAPI community experts and members, as well as links to community-created educational resources, book recommendations, classroom discussion ideas, and more.

Anti-AAPI Racism in the Age of Covid-19
A one-page overview contextualizing anti-AAPI racism. Compiled by students and faculty in Nevada State College's Media, Identity, and Social Attitudes lab.

Treating Yellow Peril: Resources to Address Coronavirus Racism
This crowd-sourced document, started by Dr. Jason Oliver Chang, Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, is intended to gather textual and digital resources to provide easy access to material useful for teach-ins, talking points, and classroom teaching.

Chinese Immigrants on the Transcontinental Railroad: Teaching with Primary Sources
This inquiry kit features Library of Congress sources that examine the role and impact of Chinese immigrants during the Westward Expansion. Thinking Questions:

    1. Chinese immigrants were important to the move west because...
    2. Why did Chinese workers keep working on the railroad in such bad social, living and work conditions?
    3. Why were Chinese immigrants treated so badly?