Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month
May marks the celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. “The month of May was chosen for AAPI Heritage Month because it commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese people to the United States on May 7, 1843. May is also a significant month because it recognizes Golden Spike Day, May 10, 1869, which marks the completion of the transcontinental railroad that was built with significant contributions from Chinese workers.” -Minhae Shim Roth
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Resources for all Ages
This Teacher's Guide offers a collection of lessons and resources for K-12 social studies, literature, and arts classrooms that center around the experiences, achievements, and perspectives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across U.S. history.
Read Write Think Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is in May!
ReadWriteThink is the website by the National Council for the Teachers of English. You will find resources here that span all grade levels and include websites, book suggestions, videos and much more.
WGBH Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Heritage Month
This month, and every month, we celebrate the wide array of values, beliefs and traditions and AAPI communities' extraordinary impact on our national identity. Explore these stories throughout the month with this collection presented by GBH and GBH WORLD.
Colorín Colorado celebrates family traditions and the rich diversity of Asian and Pacific Americans
The website below provides booklists as well as author interviews. While this site is one for families and educators of English Language Learners, there is a plethora of information for all learners and families.
Resources for Families
How to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Kids