May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a great opportunity to uplift the contributions and rich history of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched American history.
Helpful Background Resources:
If you are looking for new resources or want to build some background information, I suggest starting with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month website. You can find a calendar of events and lots of educational resources on this website. I also suggest that you check out the Asian American and Pacific Islander Teacher Guide from EDSITEment. You can find answers to commonly asked questions and lesson plans too.
AAPI Picture Books for Elementary:
If you teach elementary, picture books are a great way to open conversation. Picture books are windows and mirrors. It's important that our students see themselves in the books we read and also experience the unfamiliar. Here are some picture books to consider adding to your classroom library.
AAPI Chapter Books:
If you teach upper elementary or middle school, you might feature a few chapter books during AAPI Heritage Month. Here are a few suggestions. Pre/Teens are never too old for a read-aloud, and these are quick reads that you might consider choosing for the month of May.
Two Virtual Field Trips:
If you are looking for an interactive learning experience, you might consider these ready-to-go virtual field trips.
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