Free to All During Our Temporary Closure

Free to All During Our Temporary Closure

Free to All During Our Temporary Closure

To all teachers, professors, parents and students looking for engaging social studies, history and ethnic studies content– our full curriculum is available to you all. While the statewide and nationwide stay at home orders are in place we will open up to you everything we have to offer. We are continuing to add more content here and on our museum’s temporary closure page using digital engagement tools, multimedia storytelling and have made the tools more accessible for our visitors with sight or hearing needs. Our team is taking you through the neighborhood through text, video and audio stories. Currently, we are putting subtitles onto the videos and these will be […]

The Multiple Layers of Acceptance and Belonging

The Multiple Layers of Acceptance and Belonging

This article was posted on August 17, 2017 in AsAm news Discussion of Being Half-Black in Japan

Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Special Nightmare in Trump’s America

Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Special Nightmare in Trump’s America

Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Special Nightmare in Trump’s America

[Read Alyssa Aquino’s article: http://fpif.org/undocumented-filipinos-are-living-a-special-nightmare-in-trumps-america] Surprising numbers of undocumented immigrants are coming from Asia. Filipinos are one such group. Many US residents simply do not realize that the annual limit on permanent resident visas has put some families and individuals waiting for a decade or more. Using simple arithmetic, one can determine that a family reunification visa applicant from the Philippines could potentially wait over 20 years before the pending application is approved. A long-standing relationship between the nation of the Philippines and the US began with the end of the Spanish American War. Student called Pensionados arrived first; welcome and even sponsored to come study at US Universities. Laborers […]

The 1992 LA Riots: 20/20 Hindsight and the Korean American Community

The 1992 LA Riots: 20/20 Hindsight and the Korean American Community

““If the African American community and the Korean community had been communicating in 1992, the pain, agony and anger felt by both communities might have been avoided,” Laura Jeon, President of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, told the gathering.– Asian American News  

From Ireland to Germany to Italy to Mexico: How America’s Source of Immigrants Has Changed in the States, 1850 – 2013

From Ireland to Germany to Italy to Mexico: How America’s Source of Immigrants Has Changed in the States, 1850 – 2013

From Ireland to Germany to Italy to Mexico: How America’s Source of Immigrants Has Changed in the States, 1850 – 2013

Explore the top countries of origin for immigrants in each state from 1850 to 2013. Source: From Ireland to Germany to Italy to Mexico: How America’s Source of Immigrants Has Changed in the States, 1850 – 2013

Asian and Pacific American New Years Traditions: Makahiki, Hawaii

Asian and Pacific American New Years Traditions: Makahiki, Hawaii

How the entire nation of Nauru almost moved to Queensland

How the entire nation of Nauru almost moved to Queensland

How the entire nation of Nauru almost moved to Queensland

From The Conversation, online publication By Jane McAdam “Nauru is best known to most Australians as the remote Pacific island where asylum seekers who arrive by boat are sent. What is less well known is that in the 1960s, the Australian government planned to relocate the entire population of Nauru to an island off the Queensland coast. The irony of this is striking, especially in light of continuing revelations that highlight the non-suitability of Nauru as a host country for refugees. It also provides a cautionary tale for those considering wholesale population relocation as a “solution” for Pacific island communities threatened by the impacts of climate change…” Read More Here or Click […]

How do we deal with the coming waves of climate change refugees?

How do we deal with the coming waves of climate change refugees?

How do we deal with the coming waves of climate change refugees?

From The Conversation, online publication By Jane McAdam “On average, one person is displaced each second by a disaster-related hazard. In global terms, that’s about 26 million people a year. Most move within their own countries, but some are forced across international borders. As climate change continues, more frequent and extreme weather events are expected to put more people in harm’s way. In the Pacific region alone, this year’s Cyclone Winston was the strongest ever to hit Fiji, destroying whole villages. Last year, Cyclone Pam displaced thousands of people in Vanuatu and Tuvalu – more than 70% of Vanuatu’s population were left seeking shelter in the storm’s immediate aftermath. However, future human […]

Meet Yuh-Line Niou: First Asian-American to Represent Chinatown, NYC

Meet Yuh-Line Niou: First Asian-American to Represent Chinatown, NYC

Meet Yuh-Line Niou: First Asian-American to Represent Chinatown, NYC

She trained here,studied here, got her footing here in Seattle. The influence of so many longstanding Asian Pacific American mentors within social justice movements has changed the way younger APAs see themselves in positions of influence. Go Yuh-Line! (She was also my neighbor for many years here in Ballard.)   Questions to ask students: What is an elected representative? What should an elected representative be like? How do you choose the right candidate for you?   Here are a few easy and free lesson plans we find useful: https://www.teachervision.com/democracy/lesson-plan/2699.html https://printables.scholastic.com/content/stores/printables/priv/69/9780545041669-009.pdf (This is a simple Venn diagram activity that allows students to understand where candidates share opinions and societal values, and what […]