Use these lesson plans, created by teachers for teachers, to explore the Asian Pacific American experience.
Family Customs Past and Present: Exploring Cultural Rituals (Grades 6-12) In this lesson, students investigate rituals and customs of various cultures and then explore their own cultural rituals through interviews with family. This lesson could be adapted to focus on Asian immigrants.
Immigration and Oral History (Grades 8-12) Students engage in visual and information literacy exercises to gain an understanding of how to identify and interpret primary historical sources, specifically oral histories. This lesson could be adapted to focus on Asian immigrants.
Japanese American Internment (Grades 5-8) Students learn what the World War II experience was like for Japanese Americans living on the West Coast.