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How Asian Americans Came to the United States

Analyze a primary source, a poem carved on a wall in Angel Island by an anonymous Chinese immigrant.

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The Story of 16-Year-Old Lee Chew, 1880

Explore the story of 16-year-old immigrant Lee Chew, who came to the United States in 1880.

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Asian Americans Raise Their Voices

Explore the role of Asian Americans in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and beyond.

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Asian Immigrations During the Early 20th Century

Learn about the experiences of Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Indian immigrants in the early 20th century.

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Primary Source Activities

These rich Primary Sources come with questions to guide students through analysis and can be used to facilitate classroom discussions.


Learn about five Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Consider assigning a group to read each and share what they’ve learned.

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