Asian American History Curriculum

While people of color as a whole are barely visible in the traditional narrative of American history, Asian Americans are perhaps the most ignored minority group in school curriculum.  Below are resources available online, including lessons I have created myself to bring Asian/Asian American history into the classroom.  I have intentionally focused on works created by Asian American community members and scholars rather than more mainstream historical or teaching sources that often present an outsider view of ethnic histories.

Early Asian Immigration to America

Japanese Incarceration (Internment)

Asian Americans post-1965

Resources for Specific Asian American Groups

General Asian Culture & History

My undergraduate students have created some fantastic online resources that utilize primary sources and document-based questions to present Asian American history to elementary students.  Thanks to these students for sharing their important work!
Patsy Takemoto Mink journey box by Hayley R, Spring 2020
Grace Lee Boggs journey box by Emily Wong, Fall 2015
Vietnamese War refugees by Izabella Pham, Fall 2015
Rethinking the Asian American Movement by AP, Fall 2015