State the significance of Asian Pacific Heritage Month
• What is Asian Pacific Heritage Month?
• Why does the United States celebrate it?
Tell your story
• What does Asian Pacific Heritage Month mean to you?
• Why is it important to you?
Give a brief overview of what you’ll cover in your presentation.
• Map of Asia
• Map of Pacific Islands
Make a timeline of the important historical event or list historical contributions made by people of Asian
1st Event 2nd Event 3rd Event 4th Event 5th Event 6th Event
Date Date Date Date Date Date
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List some interesting facts about Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Here are a few examples:
• In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a resolution designating
May as Asian/Pacific Heritage Week.
• May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first
Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the
anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on
May 10, 1869.
• In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-Pacific American
Heritage Month was signed into law.
Choose three notable people of Asian Pacific American heritage using Bing.com and discuss their
lives and accomplishments. Here are some examples:
Anna May Wong was the first Chinese
American Hollywood movie star, as well
as the first Chinese American actress to
gain international recognition. She
appeared in over sixty movies
throughout her career.
Sessue Hayakawa was a Japanese actor
and one of the biggest stars in
Hollywood during the silent film era. His
fame matched that of Charlie Chaplin.
Duke Kahanamoku was a Hawaiian
competitive swimmer. He won five
Olympic metals for swimming. He also
popularized the Hawaiian sport of
surfing in the US.
Arts and literature
Provide examples of art and literature that are
significant to Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Here are a few examples:
• The writing of Amy Tan
• The music of Yo-Yo Ma
• The artwork of Yayoi Kusama
How we celebrate
List some ways you can celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage
Month. Here are a few examples:
• Discover Asian Pacific American artists
• Read Asian Pacific American authors
• Listen to Asian Pacific American Heritage musicians
• Learn important moments of Asian Pacific American
Provide a brief summary of your presentation.
Remind the audience what you covered in the previous slides.
Questions & answers
Invite questions from the audience
List the resources you used for your research:
• Source #1
• Source #2
• Source #3
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