May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, a time dedicated to reflecting on the history and contributions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) backgrounds. A joint project of a number of federal agencies, it can be a great starting point for discussing the realities of life in America for this broad category of Americans.
Accordingly, there are lots of resources and teaching materials that can help teachers create representation for AAPI students and connect this shared history not only to social studies topics, but also to all topic areas and grade levels by investigating the role AAPI citizens have played across many fields.
Learn more about this month, and discover resources to help you bring AAPI heritage topics into your classroom in this post.
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