A Kid's Guide to Asian American History: More Than 70 Activities

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Chicago Review Press, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 244 pages
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Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Asian American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Asian American history. This book is broken down into sections covering American descendents from various Asian countries, including China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Topics include the history of immigration from Asian countries, important events in U.S. history, sidebars on famous Asian Americans, language lessons, and activities that highlight arts, games, food, clothing, unique celebrations, and folklore. Kids can paint a calligraphy banner, practice Tai Chi, fold an origami dog or cat, build a Japanese rock garden, construct a Korean kite, cook bibingka, and create a chalk rangoli. A time line, glossary, and recommendations for Web sites, books, movies, and museums round out this multicultural guide.
 

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This book includes more than 70 hands-on activities, games, and crafts that teach children about the people, experiences, and events that shaped Asian American history. It also includes a timeline. I ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 From East to West
1
Chapter 2 Chinese Americans
7
Chapter 3 Japanese Americans
65
Chapter 4 Korean Americans
105
Chapter 5 Filipino Americans
133
Chapter 6 Asian Indian Americans
157
Chapter 7 Southeast Asian Americans
181
Conclusion
207
Resources
213
Index
239
Back Cover
245
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About the author (2007)

Valerie Petrillo is the author of Sailors, Whalers, Fantastic Sea Voyages: An Activity Guide to North American Sailing Life.

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