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9 Ideas for Teaching Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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In commemoration of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we offer this resource to help educators engage students in thinking broadly and critically about the AAPI experience in all its diversity and complexity. In highlighting the significant events and people who have made a substantial contribution to the Asian American Pacific Islander experience, instruction should incorporate history, literature, perspective, politics, first-person experience, the arts, and the struggle for inclusion and equity.

* Based on CASEL's SEL Framework