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Teaching about Asian Pacific Americans : Effective Activities, Strategies, and Assignments for Classrooms and Communities

Author: Edith Wen-Chu Chen; Glenn Omatsu
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2006]
Series: Critical perspectives on Asian Pacific Americans series, v. 15.
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"The number of Asian American students in schools and colleges has soared in the last twenty-five years, and they make up one of the fastest growing segments of the student population. However, classroom material often does not include their version of the American experience. Teaching about Asian Pacific Americans was created to address this void. This resource guide provides interactive activities, assignments,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Wen-Chu Chen; Glenn Omatsu
ISBN: 074255337X 9780742553378 0742553388 9780742553385
OCLC Number: 62804709
Description: xi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. DEFINITIONS, CONCEPTS, AND ISSUES. Vietnamese boat people: separation and loss / Mariam Beevi Lam [and others] --
Straddling two social worlds: the experiences of Vietnamese refugee children in the United States / Min Zhou and Carl L. Bankston, III --
Huy Tran: a Vietnamese American refugee's story / Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance --
Feast of resistance: Asian American history through food / Tony Osumi --
What is chick sexing? / Eiichiro Azuma --
"Pin@y Time": mapping the Filipino American experience / Emily Porcincula Lawsin and Joseph A. Galura --
Timeline of Filipino American history / compiled by Emily Porcincula Lawsin --
Deconstructing the model minority image: Asian Pacific Americans, race, class, gender, and work / Edith Wen-Chu Chen --
Southeast Asian refugee groups and the barriers they face / Kimiko Kelly, Asian Pacific American Legal Center --
Building allies: linking race, class, gender, and sexuality in Asian American studies / Gina Masequesmay --
Alan: a female-to-male transsexual straight man / Gina Masequesmay --
Globalization and transnationalism role-playing activity: Korean immigrants and the garment industry / Steven Masami Ropp --
Globalization's "race to the bottom" creates sweatshops / Sweatshop Watch --
Sweatshops in our backyard! / Sweatshop Watch --
A Los Angeles garment worker's experience / Sweatshop Watch --
Expressive therapies for Asian American clients: the value of nonverbal sand tray therapy / Michi Fu --
Are high achieving Asians individualists? / Dharm P.S. Bhawuk and Vijayan P. Munusamy --
Representations of Asian Americans in advertising: constructing images of Asian Americans / Maria Mami Turnmeyer --
Ripping up culture: helping students reconnect with their cultural values / Masaru Torito --
pt. 2. WAR, COLONIALISM, AND IMPERIALISM. Paradise and the politics of tourist Hawaiʻi / Wayne Au --
"From a native daughter: colonialism and sovereignty in Hawaiʻi" / Haunani-Kay Trask --
Racializing the "enemy": Japanese Americans after 12/7/41 and American Muslims and Arabs after 9/11/01 / Vivian Tseng --
After September 11, 2001: an Asian Pacific American perspective / Sin Yen Ling, National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium --
Teaching about Hindus and Muslims in the USA: "and all they will call you will be deportee" / Amir Hussain --
Hate crimes immediately after September 11, 2001 / National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium --
On the curses and blessings of war: discussions for a Filipino American experience class / Allan Aquino --
Filipinos and the "Negritos Americanos": empire and racial bonds / Allan Aquino --
Addressing redress: Japanese Americans' reparations for their incarceration during World War II / Wayne Au --
pt. 3. COMMUNITY BUILDING, LEARNING, AND ORGANIZING. Making student leadership development an integral part of our classrooms / Glenn Omatsu --
Beyond the egg rolls, fortune cookies, and paper fans: seeing the residential side of Chinatown / Andrew Leong --
Mobilizing students to respond to community needs: organizing a class around a community project / Glenn Omatsu --
Bridging generations: bringing the experiences of illness, health, and aging into the classroom / Grace J. Yoo --
Oral history and multiculturalism / Mariam Beevi Lam [and others] --
Bridging Asian American and African American communities / Ajay T. Nair --
pt. 4. CRITICAL THINKING TEACHING STRATEGIES. Understanding privilege in American society / W. David Wakefield --
An exploration of meaning: critically thinking about history / Laura Uba --
Generative thinking: using a funding proposal to inspire critical thinking / Daniel Hiroyuki Teraguchi --
Promoting transgressions through the automatic reward system in the literature classroom / George Uba --
What's wrong with a color-blind perspective? A new model of critical caring for teachers / Christina Ayala-Alcantar --
Modeling whiteness: minorities, assimilation, and resistance / Sheena Malhotra and Aimee Carrillo Rowe --
pt. 5. RESOURCES. Web resources for teaching Asian American studies / Glenn Omatsu.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on Asian Pacific Americans series, v. 15.
Responsibility: edited By Edith Wen-Chu Chen and Glenn Omatsu.

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