Asian-American Identity Erasure
Tue, May 17, 2022
Identity erasure of Asian-Americans in school curriculum is an issue that stems from a variety of societal issues in the United States. With hate crimes and other forms of discrimination toward Asian-Americans on-the-rise, the understanding and implementation of inclusivity practices in the classroom is imperative for all of your students. In this video we hear from Kabby Hong about how teachers can approach the implementation of a more inclusive curriculum and discussions with students surrounding identity.
Growing up without representation in the curriculum can make students feel like they do not belong. Continue learning and making your education spaces more inclusive with the following free, high-quality educational media from PBS Wisconsin Education and PBS LearningMedia.
- Jelly, Ben and Pogo (grades 4K-2)
- PBS KIDS Talk About Race and Racism (grades 4K-3)
- “Proud of Your Eyes” song | Sesame Street in Communities (Grades K-2)
- Tomioka Tessai | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (Grades K-2)
- “Hero Maker” game | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (Grades K-2)
- Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month | All About the Holidays, PBS LearningMedia (Grades K-5)
- Joe Bee Xiong | Wisconsin Biographies (Grades 3-6)
- Maa Vue | Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin (Grades 4-8)
- Asian Americans documentary and classroom resources | PBS LearningMedia (Grades 6-12)
- Chinese Exclusion Act | Unladylike collection, PBS LearningMedia (Grades 6-12)
- Solidarity Against the Pandemic of Anti-Asian Hate (grades 6-12)
- Community Activism Against Anti-Asian Racism (grades 6-12)
- Asian Americans Primary Source Set | Digital Public Library of America, PBS LearningMedia (Grades 6-12)
- A Woman’s Life in Central Asia | Teaching With Primary Sources, PBS LearningMedia (Grades 6-12)
- Margaret Chung/ Unladylike 2020 (grades 9-12)
- Should We Change The Way We Designate Hate Crimes? (grades 9-12)
- Why Do We Say ‘Asian American’ And Not ‘Oriental’? (grades 9-12)
Kabby Hong reminds us, “We don’t do diversity work just for our kids of color… it’s incredibly impactful and powerful for all kids.” Creating safe spaces for students to feel comfortable to have important discussions about visibility and representation is impactful. Help address anti-Asian hate and racism and advance equity with Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate information and resources.