Anti-Racist Resources | March 22, 2021

Talking About Anti-Asian Racism

Resources for Your Classroom

Help students contextualize current events through a broader understanding of Asian American history using these resources and tools for anti-racist teaching from WNET and PBS. 

Mission US: Prisoner in My Homeland

MISSION US games immerse middle and high school students in key moments in US history, and each mission is supported by a comprehensive suite of educator materials. Prisoner in My Homeland follows the experiences of teenager Henry Tanaka, whose family is forced to leave their home on Bainbridge Island, WA, for a prison camp in Manzanar, CA. Players grapple with the choices and challenges faced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans as they coped with their unjust incarceration during World War II. The site includes educator materials to help teachers integrate the game into the classroom and prompt further discussion and exploration with students.

Asian Americans

This collection includes over thirty lesson plans based on the PBS Asian Americans series, which provides a fresh perspective on the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping U.S. history. You’ll find content covering the Chinese Exclusion Act, the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Southeast Asian refugees after the Vietnam War, Filipino American farmworkers, the fight for civil rights, and much more.

Unladylike2020

These digital resources profile diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and the contemporary women who follow in their footsteps. Through the stories of Tye Leung Schulze, Margaret Chung and Anna May Wong, students learn about the Chinese Exclusion Act and study anti-Chinese propaganda from the early 1900s. The resources encourage them to think critically about anti-Chinese attitudes and sentiments during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Teachers Guide | The Chinese Exclusion Act

This teacher’s guide provides materials to support the documentary film The Chinese Exclusion Act from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and is designed to meet certain national history, social studies, geography, and common core standards for grades 5-12.

Asian Americans Face a Wave of Discrimination During the Pandemic

This PBS NewsHour story is accompanied by a background reading and discussion questions.

Confronting Bias: Ethics in the Classroom

These resources provide teachers with tools to incorporate ethics education in the classroom, promote understanding of differing viewpoints, and foster civil dialogue about bias. The resources are organized into three categories: Understanding Bias, Experiencing Bias, and Addressing Bias.

Coming Together: The ABCs of Racial Literacy

This growing set of resources from Sesame Workshop’s Coming Together initiative provides tools, sparks conversations and supports kids as they grow into allies and advocates. Upcoming additions include content to specifically address anti-Asian racism as well as new resources aimed at children ages six to eight.

 

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