Search Results

Asian American

Japanese American Internment Featured Image

A Lesson on the Japanese American Internment

Teaching Activity. By Mark Sweeting. How one teacher engaged his students in a critical examination of the language used in textbooks to describe the internment.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
Read More Download Lesson

The Other Internment: Teaching the Hidden Story of Japanese Latin Americans During WWII

Teaching Activity. By Moé Yonamine. 18 pages. Poetry, photography, and text are used in this role play to teach about the seldom told history of Japanese Latin American internment during WWII.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies
Read More Download Lesson

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012. A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Immigration, Labor, Language Arts, Latino, LGBT, Media, Native American, Organizing, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, Women's History
Read More

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

Book - Non-fiction. By Russell Freedman. 2014. An account of Angel Island, California, the entry point for one million Asian immigrants in the early 20th century.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Immigration
Read More
A Different Mirror for Young People

A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America

Book - Non-fiction. By Ronald Takaki, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff. 2012. An adaptation for young readers of the classic multicultural history of the United States, A Different Mirror.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Immigration, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class
Read More
A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

Book - Non-fiction. By Ronald Takaki. 2008. 560 pages. A multicultural history of America, in the voices of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Immigration, Labor, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, Social Class
Read More
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Book - Non-fiction. By Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi. Illustrated by Yutaka Houlette. 2017. 112 pages. Story of Fred Koretmatsu, jailed for resisting internment by the U.S. government during WWII. He took his case to the U.S. Supreme Court twice.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Imperialism, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy
Read More

A Young People’s History of the United States

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn with Rebecca Stefoff. 2009. 464 pages. A young adult version of the best-selling A People’s History of the United States.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, LGBT, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
Read More

Sugar

Book - Fiction. By Jewell Parker Rhodes. 2013. Historical fiction about Reconstruction-era Louisiana through the eyes of a young girl who bridges the divide between the long-time plantation workers and the Chinese indentured servants.
Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, 20th Century
Themes: African American, Asian American, Immigration, Labor, Racism & Racial Identity
Read More

Sylvia & Aki

Book - Historical fiction. By Winifred Conkling. 2011. Based on the true story of two girls who meet in 1940s California and a landmark lawsuit on education.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Latino, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity
Read More

Conscience and the Constitution

Film. By Frank Abe. 2000. 57 minutes. In World War II, 63 Japanese Americans refused to be drafted from an American concentration camp.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Asian American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
Read More
Yuri Kochiyama | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Yuri Kochiyama: “Then Came the War”

Film clip. Voices of a People's History. Dramatic reading of Yuri Kochiyama's "Then Came the War" (1991) by Deepa Fernandes.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship
Read More
Ronald Takaki | Zinn Eduation Project: Teaching People's History

Takaki, Ronald

Profile. Ronald Takaki (April 12, 1939 - May 26, 2009) was an academic, historian, ethnographer, author, and activist who is credited with founding ethnic studies.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Asian American
Read More

A People’s History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century (Audio)

Audio. By Howard Zinn. Read by Matt Damon. 2003. 8 hours, 44 min. Audio book version of excerpted highlights from A People's History of the United States.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present, All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
Read More

Americans Who Tell the Truth

Website. Portraits by Robert Shetterly and biographies of individuals who have taken a stand for justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Latino, LGBT, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, Sports, Women's History
Read More