of the United States: Asian Americans
A FENCE AWAY FROM FREEDOM: JAPANESE
AMERICANS AND WORLD WAR II. By Ellen Levine. Speaking poignantly, 35 former
detainees recall life at manzanar and other camps.
ASIAN AMERICAN CURRICULUM GUIDE:
Secondary. St. Paul Public Schools, 360 Colbourne St., St. Paul,
MN 55102. This guide is also designed to help students gain understanding
of Asian Americans. Activities include examining Asian-Americans in the
media, the Chinese New Year, Vietnamese lessons, Korean immigrant families
and the Japanese-American Relocation.
ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCES: An Annotated
Bibliography. St. Paul Public Schools, 360 Colbourne St., St. Paul,
MN 55102. An exhaustive listing of resources available about Asian-Americans.
Includes journals, books, and folktales and is divided into cultures.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASIAN
AMERICAN HISTORY. By Lan Cao and Humilice Novas. Using a lively
question-and-answer format, the authors survey seven Asian- American groups
IN MY HEART, I AM A DANCER by
Chamroeun Yin.Philadelphia Folklore Project, 1996. A Cambodian dancer
tells the story of his life. Children learn that not only does he
dance, but he also sews, gardens, cooks, spends time with friends and is
a teacher. This is a model for teaching about cultural traditions.
INDOCHINESE ACTIVITIES HANDBOOK.
Title VIII Multilingual Project, Portland Public Schools, Portland, Me.,
1982. Designed to provide English-speaking teachers with information,
techniques and evaluation instruments to help meet the needs of Indochinese
JAPANESE AMERICANS: Relocation.
Mount Dura, Florida: Documentary Photo Aids. Fifteen photographs (11x14)
dealing with the internment of Japanese-Americans in relocation camps during
World War II.
PHOTO AIDS ON JAPANESE-AMERICAN RELOCATION.
Zenger, 1978. A set of 10 photographs (11x14) depicting a period
of U.S. history when 110,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated from the
West Coast into inland camps.
PORTRAITS OF ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICANS:
By Kim Sakamoto Steidl. Good Apple, Carthage, IL, 1991.
Collection of hands-on activities combined with easy-reading biographical
sketches of Asian-Pacific Americans such as Daniel Inouye, Amy Tan, "Sox"
Kitashima, and astrophysicist Subrahamanyan Chandrasekhar. Word searches,
creative writing, mapping, and artwork are among the highly engaging activities.
Grades 4-8. Illustrated. 8 1/2" x 11". 92 pp.
THE INDOCHINESE. Brigham Young
University Language Research Center, Provo, Utah, 1981. This 36-page
booklet is an attempt at bringing together some of the best resources and
guidelines as a basic handbook for sponsors, teachers, employers, and friends
of Southeast Asian refugees. The resource section at the end of the
booklet can be as important as the text.
WHO BELONGS HERE? An American
Story. By Margy Burns Knight, illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien.
Challenges students to explore the human implications of intolerance.
Readers follow a young Cambodian boy's journey from the brutality of Pol
Pot and Khmer Rouge, to a refugee camp in Thailand, to America where, his
Grandmother said, " life would be better than heaven." Uses questions
posed in the narrative to open discussions on the issue of immigration
law, racism, and the diversity of cultures. Grades 3-8. 40-pp.
hardboard book plus 80-pp. activity guide.