Around the World: Uplifting the Voices of Asian Americans
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, resources, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this edition, find resources to bring and uplift the voices of Asian Americans in schools, classrooms, and at home. Learn about the history of anti-Asian racism in America, integrate antiracism lessons into curriculum, and celebrate the successes and contributions of Asian Americans.
America's Long History of Scapegoating Its Asian Citiziens
In this resource by National Geographic, learn about the long history of anti-Asian American racism in the United States. A timeline helps contextualize this look at past policies of exclusion and present patterns of bias.
After Atlanta: Teaching About Asian American Identity and History
Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) shares a reflection from Korean American educator Elizabeth Kleinrock, which includes resources and strategies for teaching about anti-Asian American racism to middle school students.
16 Asian American Heroes Our Kids Need to Know About
Many Asian American narratives are erased from K–12 curriculum. Devote time in your curriculum to celebrate Asian Americans and their historic and cultural contributions through this list of figures who made their marks in entertainment, politics, science, sports, and more.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (Library of Congress)
Start now to plan for a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Utilize resources from the Smithsonian, the National Park Service, and more to help students celebrate the rich history and culture of the generations of Asian and Pacific Islander peoples who have contributed to America's diversity and success.
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About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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