Current Events in Context: The Asian American Experience

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From the Chinese Exclusion Act to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, Asian Americans have faced a unique set of obstacles on the road toward equality. With instances of discrimination against Asian Americans rising in 2020 and into 2021, this history is more important than ever for putting current events into context.

Use this research list to engage your students with key concepts, events, and turning points in Asian American history. Featuring primary source documents, images, video, and expert reference, this list will deepen your students’ understanding of the Asian American experience and build cultural competencies in and beyond the classroom.

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