Spotlight on Asian Americans: Kalpana Chawla
May 27, 2021 — This edition of 'Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans' features Kalpana Chawla, an Indian-American astronaut and the first woman of Asian origin to go to space. This session will explore how Kalpana Chawla embodied global citizenry by investigating the world, recognizing perspectives, communicating ideas, and above all, taking action on issues that were important to her. (21 min., 47 sec.)
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Center for Global Education launched a new series called Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans. The series features inspiring Asian Americans and explores their specific contributions to life in America. These mini-lessons are perfect for children ages 5-12 and will aim to spark the curiosity of young learners by helping them to build a more inclusive understanding of American history.