May Celebrations

May 1, 2015

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Teacher's Resources:

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:

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:

Safari Montage Videos:

Japanese Americans:

Chinese Americans:

Faces of America,

  1. Yo-Yo Ma, 3rd generation Chinese American and famous Cellist:,
  2. Kristi Yamaguchi, Japanese American gold medal figure skater and the story of her family's imprisonment during WWII in the Japanese Internment Camps
  3. Loyal Soldiers: Japanese Americans who served during WWI in Europe

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Cinco de Mayo

Why Cinco de Mayo is an important celebration in the United States:

History Channel: Information about Cinco de Mayo, the Battle of Puebla, and short videos

Safari Montage Videos: Porfirio Diaz & Cinco de Mayo

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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