Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
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Use this collection of free K-12 lesson plans, videos and activities to promote awareness and celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May. Help your students understand the rich contributions, diverse perspectives, and sometimes difficult struggles of Asian Americans throughout our history.
The term "Asia-Pacific" includes the entire Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The celebration of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month actually began as a shorter, 10 day celebration in 1977, however President George H.W. Bush expanded it to a month-long commemoration in 1992.
Asian Art Museum
See more resources from one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 18,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, the museum strives to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration.