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New Jersey AAPI History Map on display

New Jersey AAPI History Map Giveaway

Photo by Punil Shah Sign Up to Receive a Map Teach Asian American Stories strives to help educators implement New Jersey’s AAPI Curriculum Mandate. Educators in New Jersey are invited to help us better understand how AAPI histories and contributions are being taught across the state. Complete a short survey, and we will send you […]

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Connie Chung

Connie Chung

A long-time resident of Middletown, NJ, Connie Chung became the first woman to co-anchor CBS Evening News and the first Asian American to anchor a major American newscast. Throughout her career at five major networks, Chung is known for her numerous high-profile interviews, including President Richard Nixon, Tonya Harding, and basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson. She became

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Asian American Ethnoburbs

Ethnoburbs are suburban neighborhoods where many people from the same ethnic or racial group live together, sharing common cultural aspects and creating a sense of community.  New Jersey is known for several Asian American ethnoburbs, including: Fort Lee – 41% Asian American Middlesex County – 27% Asian American Palisades Park – 58% Asian American Edison –

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New Jersey AAPI History Map Bibliography

Sources AAPI Montclair. “Mission & Values.” Last updated 2023. https://aapimontclair.org/mission-%26-values. Andrews, Travis. “Kal Penn comes out as gay, talks about his longtime partner.” Washington Post, October 31, 2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/10/31/kal-penn-gay-book/. Aronson, Emily. “Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa visited her NJ high school in the run-up to Princeton Alumni Day honors. Princeton University, February 18, 2022.

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Sana Amanat & Kamala Khan

Sana Amanat is a Pakistani American comic book editor and executive producer at Marvel Studios. Growing up Brown and Muslim in the predominantly White town of Montville, NJ, Amanat experienced dissonance within her racial, cultural, and religious identities. She had a love for all things superhero, comics, and cartoons, but never saw herself reflected in

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TAAS Fellow workshop

TAAS Fellowship Open for Applications

Become a workshop facilitator of AAPI history! Teach Asian American Stories is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for our next cohort of TAAS Fellows!  Over a period of 10–12 months, TAAS Fellows will be trained to become facilitators who can provide professional development in teaching Asian American and Pacific Islander history and

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New Fellowship Program Addresses Shortage in Teaching AAPI History

TAAS Announces Fellowship Program in Partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University We are proud to announce the launch of the Teach Asian American Stories Fellowship, the first program of its kind to address the nationwide shortage of professional development providers in K-12 Asian American and Pacific Islander history by investing in current public school teachers. The

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Southeast Asian American Content

Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Digital archive Curriculum Guides The Untold History of Filipino Farmworkers in California Lesson plan for grades 1-3, 3-5, 6-8 by Prof. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez University of California, Irvine: the Southeast Asian Archive Vietnamese American Oral History Project Untold History: Filipinx & Chicanx Farm Workers Unite From Liberated Ethnic Studies

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South Asian American Content

South Asian American Digital Archive Curriculum resources and professional development South Asian America in the Classroom Resources for Educators South Asian Americans Leading Together In the Face of Xenophobia: Lessons to address bullying of South Asian American youth.  Six-lesson syllabus with resources for addressing harassment and racism directed at South Asian youth Sikh Coalition: Resources

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