Join all Americans in celebrating the history and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders in this country. This month is a great time to let your students explore the islands’ geographies and history and discover the accomplishments of people who came from this amazing area of the world. We’ve selected special resources that define the geography and highlight a couple of the many cultural traditions that originated in these islands and enrich our own culture today.
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook, and Math Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Rsources
Immerse yourself in the cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Learn and Celebrate
Asia is the largest and most populated continent in the world, and it has perhaps the greatest variety of cultures.
Culture and History at the Tea Ceremony
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 3-5, 6-8, Video Segment
Intern Cari attends a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and learns about cultural history.
Bruce Lee Brings Martial Arts into American Culture
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment
Bruce Lee, the first martial arts action hero, introduced the United States to a Chinese style of fighting.
Encourage your students to consider the tea ceremony or martial arts from the inside out: use the strategy Step Inside (Canadian Version) from our Spotlight on Strategies series. This strategy requires students to adopt the perspective of a person or object in a piece of media and answer questions from that perspective. Don’t forget to post special moments or reflections on your celebrations on social media using #CelebrateWithDE!
Interested in joining classrooms around the world to Celebrate holidays year round? Check out our Timely Content Page for our Virtual Viewing Parties and more Instructional Strategies.