Online activities and background information from the Library of Congress to help students learn more about Asian Pacific Americans.
Anderson's Japanese Garden (Local Legacies) Anderson Gardens in Rockford, Illinois, is a ten-acre formal Japanese garden complete with waterfalls, ponds, streams, rock formations, winding lanes, and a tea house and guest house built in the authentic sukiya style.
Coming to America (Wise Guide) This article highlights LOC resources related to Asian Pacific Heritage month.
Jump Back in Time: August 29, 1896 (Chop Suey Was Invented, Fact or Fiction?) (America's Library) Learn about the origins of this Chinese-American dish.
Meet Amazing Americans: Frank Lloyd Wright Looks to Japan (America's Library) Frank Lloyd Wright found inspiration in Japanese art.
Meet Amazing Americans: Lange at the Relocation Camps (America's Library) During World War II, Dorothea Lange photographed Japanese Americans confined in internment camps.
People of the 38th District of California (Local Legacies) This project celebrates the cultural traditions and history of diverse 38th District communities: Cambodian, Hmong, Indo-American, Chamorro, and African-American.
Portland's Chinese New Year (Local Legacies) Learn how Portland, Oregon residents celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Today in History (February 21) Nixon in China (Today in History) On this date Richard M. Nixon arrived in China for an eight-day official visit. He was the first U.S. president to visit the People's Republic of China since its inception in 1949.
Today in History (July 29) The Harris Treaty (Today in History) On this date in 1858, the United States and Japan signed a commerce treaty.
Today in History (March 27) Potomac Blossoms (Today in History) On this date in 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the northern bank of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. The event celebrated the Japanese government.
Today in History (September 2) Rock Springs Massacre (Today in History) On this date a mob of white coal miners violently attacked their Chinese co-workers in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
What is the largest flower in the world? (Science Mysteries) Did you know that the flower with the world's largest bloom is found in the rainforests of Indonesia?