Sunday Treat – Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

sundae1May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. According to the official website, the term Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent (which includes China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam) but also the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

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There is a fantastic collection of links to resources for both students and teachers on the website. Additionally, the University of California has a special online exhibit entitled “The Chinese in California: 1850-1925” here.

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1 Response to Sunday Treat – Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

  1. Marie says:

    Thanks for that! That’s a terrific collection of links & info, and very timely!

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