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    • Learning About the Unfairgrounds: A 4th-Grade Teacher Introduces Her Students to Executive Order 9066 (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Learning About the Unfairgrounds: A 4th-Grade Teacher Introduces Her Students to Executive Order 9066

    • Teaching Activity. By Katie Baydo-Reed. 10 pages.
      Students hold a “tea party” and a mock trial in preparation for reading literature about internment.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements |
    • A Lesson on the Japanese American Internment (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • A Lesson on the Japanese American Internment

    • Teaching Activity. By Mark Sweeting. 4 pages.
      How one teacher engaged his students in a critical examination of the language used in textbooks to describe the internment.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Education, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: High School
    • The Other Internment: Teaching the Hidden Story of Japanese Latin Americans During WWII (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • The Other Internment: Teaching the Hidden Story of Japanese Latin Americans During WWII

    • Teaching Activity. By Moé Yonamine. 18 pages.
      Poetry, photography, and text are used in this role play to teach about the seldom told history of Japanese Latin American internment during WWII.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies | Reading Levels: High School
    • What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell Me: Tourism, Colonialism, and Resistance in Hawai’i (Teaching Activity) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • What the Tour Guide Didn't Tell Me: Tourism, Colonialism, and Resistance in Hawai'i

    • Teaching Activity. By Wayne Wah Kwai Au. 5 pages.
      Lesson on the history of Hawai’i and the impact of colonization and tourism.

    • Resource Types: Teaching Activities (Free) | Time Periods: Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Imperialism, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy | Reading Levels: High School
    • Fighting for Okinawa — My Home, Not a Military Base

    • Article. By By Moé Yonamine. If We Knew Our History series. 2017.
      Despite the ongoing threat to cultural survival and island sovereignty caused by Japanese and U.S. military bases since WWII, Okinawans and their history are largely absent.

    • Resource Types: Articles | Time Periods: 2001 - Present, 21st Century | Themes: Asian American, Environment & Food, Imperialism, US Foreign Policy |
    • 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012. 215 pages.
      A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Language Arts, Latino, LGBT, Media, Native American, Organizing, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Russell Freedman. 2014. 96 pages.
      An account of Angel Island, California, the entry point for one million Asian immigrants in the early 20th century.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Immigration | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Ronald Takaki, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff. 2012. 368 pages.
      An adaptation for young readers of the classic multicultural history of the United States, A Different Mirror.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Immigration, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Ronald Takaki. 2008. 560 pages.
      A multicultural history of America, in the voices of Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Immigration, Labor, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, Social Class | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America

    • Book – Non-fiction. By David H.T. Wong. 2012. 240 pages.
      A graphic novel that gives a panoramic but also an intimate look at the Chinese experience in North America.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 19th Century | Themes: Asian American, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi. Illustrated by Yutaka Houlette. 2017. 112 pages.
      Story of Fred Koretmatsu, jailed for resisting internment by the U.S. government during WWII, who’s conviction is overturned 40 years later in a Supreme Court case.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Imperialism, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, US Foreign Policy | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8
    • A Young People’s History of the United States

    • Book – Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn with Rebecca Stefoff. 2009. 464 pages.
      A young adult version of the best-selling A People’s History of the United States.

    • Resource Types: Books: Non-Fiction | Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, LGBT, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8
    • Sugar

    • Book – Fiction. By Jewell Parker Rhodes. 2013. 288 pages.
      Historical fiction about Reconstruction-era Louisiana through the eyes of a young girl who bridges the divide between the long-time plantation workers and the Chinese indentured servants.

    • Resource Types: Books: Fiction | Time Periods: Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, 20th Century | Themes: African American, Asian American, Immigration, Labor, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8
    • Sylvia & Aki

    • Book – Historical fiction. By Winifred Conkling. 2011. 160 pages.
      Based on the true story of two girls who meet in 1940s California and a landmark lawsuit on education.

    • Resource Types: Books: Fiction | Time Periods: 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Education, Latino, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity | Reading Levels: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
    • Conscience and the Constitution

    • Film. By Frank Abe. 2000. 57 minutes.
      In World War II, 63 Japanese Americans refused to be drafted from an American concentration camp.

    • Resource Types: Films | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements | Reading Levels: High School
    • Yuri Kochiyama | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Yuri Kochiyama: "Then Came the War"

    • Film clip. Voices of a People’s History.
      Dramatic reading of Yuri Kochiyama’s “Then Came the War” (1991) by Deepa Fernandes.

    • Resource Types: Films | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship | Reading Levels: Grades 6-8, High School
    • Asian Americans and Moments in People’s History | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    • Asian Americans and Moments in People's History

    • Profile.
      Brief profiles of people and events from Asian American and Pacific Islander people’s history.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Themes: Asian American, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Organizing, Pacific Islander |
    • Ronald Takaki | Zinn Eduation Project: Teaching People's History
    • Takaki, Ronald

    • Profile.
      Ronald Takaki (April 12, 1939 – May 26, 2009) was an academic, historian, ethnographer, author, and activist who is credited with founding ethnic studies.

    • Resource Types: Profiles | Time Periods: 20th Century | Themes: Asian American | Reading Levels: Adult, High School
    • A People's History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century (Audio)

    • Audio. By Howard Zinn. Read by Matt Damon. 2003. 8 hours, 44 min.
      Audio book version of excerpted highlights from A People’s History of the United States.

    • Resource Types: Audio | Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 18th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 19th Century, 2001 - Present, 20th Century, 21st Century, All US History | Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History | Reading Levels: High School
    • Americans Who Tell the Truth

    • Website.
      Portraits by Robert Shetterly and biographies of individuals who have taken a stand for justice.

    • Resource Types: Websites | Time Periods: All US History | Themes: African American, Art & Music, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Latino, LGBT, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, Sports, Women's History |
    • The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Online Archive

    • Website.
      Archive of firsthand accounts and primary sources of the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.

    • Resource Types: Websites | Time Periods: Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, 20th Century | Themes: Asian American, Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements |