May Celebrations

May 1, 2015

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Teacher's Resources: http://asianpacificheritage.gov/teachers.html


Student Resources in Context database: Significant US Documents concerning the History of Racism and Intolerance in Asian Pacific History Laws, Speeches, and Other Chronicles

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Library of Congress Teacher's page: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

Search on State Standards for Texas Language Arts or Social Studies for Lesson Plans, Primary Sources, Presentations, online activities, and more.


The War Relocation Centers of World War II: When Fear was Stronger than Justice:

http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/89manzanar/89manzanar.htm


Safari Montage Videos:

Japanese Americans: http://safari.chisd.net/?a=1453&d=00974AA

Chinese Americans: http://safari.chisd.net/?a=5858&d=00412AA

Faces of America,


  1. Yo-Yo Ma, 3rd generation Chinese American and famous Cellist: http://safari.chisd.net/?a=244343&ch=3&d=30585AA,
  2. Kristi Yamaguchi, Japanese American gold medal figure skater and the story of her family's imprisonment during WWII in the Japanese Internment Camps http://safari.chisd.net/?a=244343&ch=6&d=30585AA
  3. Loyal Soldiers: Japanese Americans who served during WWI in Europe http://safari.chisd.net/?a=244343&ch=9&d=30585AA

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Cinco de Mayo

Why Cinco de Mayo is an important celebration in the United States: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/05/us/cinco-de-mayo-origins/



History Channel: Information about Cinco de Mayo, the Battle of Puebla, and short videos http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo



Safari Montage Videos: Porfirio Diaz & Cinco de Mayo

http://safari.chisd.net/?a=50990&ch=11&d=01164AA


Student Resources in Context database: Information about Cinco de Mayo from various sources including dictionaries, videos, magazines, websites, and academic journals can be found at this link: Cinco de Mayo

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