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The West is an online companion to the 8-part PBS documentary. The site is divided into sections dealing with an overall tour, events in the West, places, people, and archives...  (WETA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Asian-Pacific Heritage Month provides information about the historical contributions of Asian and Pacific peoples in the U.S. and territories. It includes links to Pacific Islander heritage and Asian American...  (National Park Service)
The War Relocation Camps of World War II: When Fear Was Stronger than Justice examines the causes and effects of President Franklin Roosevelt's executive order, signed two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, that moved nearly 120,000 Japanese and Japanese...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 presents 8,000 photos, paintings, letters, diary excerpts, pamphlets, and speeches that portray the experiences of Chinese immigrants in California during that time period...  (Library of Congress) provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (, supported by Department of Education)
Ancestors in the Americas is a companion website for the PBS series by the same name and explores the history and stories of Asian Americans. A timeline shows events that shaped Asian American history, and a...  (ITVS, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii recounts the struggle for control of Hawaii between native Hawaiians and American business interests in the late 1800s. This 1897 petition and a lobbying effort by native Hawaiians...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
A Century of Challenge and Change: The Filipino American Story features four lessons exploring the waves and experiences of Filipinos who immigrated to the U.S., contributions Filipino Americans have made to American society, and the history and...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Locke and Walnut Grove: Havens for Early Asian Immigrants in California looks at the contributions of early Asian immigrants to the development of California's economic and agricultural industries. The site also identifies obstacles encountered by Asian...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Affidavit and Flyers from the Chinese Boycott Case introduces students to one instance in which immigrants overcame the ramifications of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 through the U.S. judicial system. This lesson correlates to the...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution tells the story that began during World War II, when nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced from their homes into detention camps established by the U.S. government. Many spent...  (Smithsonian Institution)

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