Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans
A Biography Series for Children and Families
While Americans with ancestral ties to Asia have made countless significant contributions throughout the country’s history, most have never made it into textbooks. From science and technology, to labor and civil rights, to sports and the arts, this series aims to highlight the major advancements made by a variety of Asian Americans throughout history and today. Through the use of historical context, fiction stories, biographies, the arts, and cultural understanding, your child will learn what it truly means to be an American.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! As part of Asia Society's new Initiative, Asian Americans Building America, The Center for Global Education will spotlight inspiring Asian Pacific Americans and explore their specific contributions to life in America. These mini- lessons will aim to spark the curiosity of young learners by helping them to build a more inclusive understanding of American history.
Each lesson will explore how these important figures embody global citizenry through an analysis of how their lives exemplify an investigation of the world, recognition of various perspectives, the ability to communicate ideas, and above all, their motivations to take action. Children will find heroes, discover role models, and meet ordinary people who did extraordinary things. Join us Thursday afternoons in May to learn more about people in American history that inspire us all.