Asian American and Pacific Islander people (AAPI) have a far-reaching and enduring presence in the United States and have been an integral part of US history for more than four hundred years. Despite this,the contributions, perspectives, and experiences of AAPI people are still often overlooked, forgotten, and misunderstood. Teachers will learn how Facing History & Ourselves’ approach and resources can support educators engaging students in questions about identity, membership and in bringing AAPI voices into their classrooms.
This interactive workshop will engage participants in learning about Angel Island Immigration Station to better understand historical themes in Asian American history. The featured C3-style inquiry on Angel Island is part of Facing History's US History Curriculum Collection. The workshop will also feature Dr. Karen Su (Ph.D), Director of Undergraduate Studies in Global Asian Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago, and author of several children’s books for the Leaders Like Us Asian American series. Dr. Su’s work will speak to the importance of identity affirmation, representation, and voice in teaching and learning about under-taught histories.
After this workshop you will:
- Become a part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including units and lesson plans, study guides and multimedia
This workshop is recommended for: 6th-12th grade US History, US Literature, Asian American History, Asian American Literature, Ethnic Studies, and US Government teachers.
Up to 6 clock hours (formerly CPDUs) for Illinois-certified educators will be offered for full participation.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided, vegetarian options will be included.
This event will occur in-person at the Erickson Institute.
Address: Erikson Institute: 451 N. LaSalle Dr. Chicago, Il 60654