PBS LearningMedia has a wide range of learning resources for students in grades 7-12th grade, focused on Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage and PBS’s Asian American series including the full Asian Americans series
Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.
There are videos and three dozen lesson plans based on the Asian American series. Over the coming weeks, you’ll find this collection to include the stories behind the Chinese Exclusion Act, the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Hawai’i as a sovereign nation, Southeast Asian Refugees after the Vietnam War, Filipino American Farmworkers, the fight for civil rights and much more. Keep checking back.
To support conversation and instruction, WXXI Education has pulled together a list of educational resources available through PBS LearningMedia:
- Additional PBS LearningMedia resources:
- Chinese Exclusion Act 1882: Resource Materials & Teacher’s Guide (American Experience)
- Your Story, Our Story: US Army Portrait, Sunglasses (Tenement Museum; IMLS)
- Chinese Immigrants on the Trancontinental Railroad (Teaching with Primary Sources Inquiry Kits)
- Island of Warriors
- Typical American: An Immigrant’s American Dream Story (American Masters)
- Forgotten Neighbors: The Chinese Immigrant Experience in Idaho, Idaho’s Chinese Immigrants
- Climate Change and the Pacific Islands (National Science Foundation)
- Individual Profiles:
- Additional non-PBS LearningMedia educational resources: