Hello! We recently updated our Website Privacy Policy and Website Terms of Service. Learn more >

Templates & Lessons

April 28, 2022

Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Author thumbnail image

Pear Deck Team

Illustration with words "Asian-American and Pacific Islander" Heritage Month

May is a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to our nation's history, culture, and society. On this page, you'll find a collection of resources and materials to help you learn more about this vibrant and diverse community. We hope these resources will inspire you to explore the rich and complex stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Join us in honoring and amplifying the voices of this important community.

Wonder Pack: AAPI Heritage Wonder Pack

Welcome to Pear Deck’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Wonder Pack! The aim of this Wonder Pack is to celebrate the history, contributions, arts, and culture of AAPIs. The possible topics are endless. For this Pack, we’re focusing on three stories: Opetaia Foa’i and the music of Moana, how Minari and Nomadland’s Chloe Zhao made history in American film, and Hokusai’s The Great Wave. As with all of our Weekly Wonders, feel free to add, delete, or edit slides to suit your own class.

Get the Deck

Michelle Yeoh accepts her Oscar

Oscar wins of Yeoh and Quan belong to Asian Americans, too

The Academy Awards has been held for 95 years. But only six people with Asian descent have won Oscars for acting.

Get the Deck

Anna May Wong currency

The first Asian American on U.S. currency

Anna May Wong pushed back against harmful stereotypes and broke new ground in the film industry.

Get the Deck

A book is signed

Honoring WWII-incarcerated Japanese Americans

Learn how the book Ireichō pays tribute to WWII-incarcerated Japanese Americans.

Get the Deck

Amache internment camp

WWII internment camp in Colorado becomes national park

Preserved by students, a WWII internment camp in Colorado was designated as part of the National Park System.

Get the Deck

A red panda from the movie red

How “Turning Red” tackles growing up with a cultural spin

Pixar's latest movie, "Turning Red," offers a refreshing take on puberty.

Get the Deck

An illustration of Wang Zhenyi

Meet Wang Zhenyi, a trailblazer who transformed astronomy

Wang Zhenyi believed in making science and math accessible to both men and women.

Get the Deck

Two people laugh in a bookstore

Bookstore in N.Y.’s Chinatown helping community heal

Amid rise in anti-Asian hate, Yu and Me Books is helping the community heal in New York City's Chinatown.

Get the Deck

A plaque commemorating Chinese immigrants

Denver apologizes for anti-Chinese race riot

On April 16, 2022, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock apologized to descendants of early Chinese immigrants.

Get the Deck

Author thumnail image

Pear Deck Team

Helping teachers deliver powerful learning moments

Pear Deck

The many members of Pear Deck's team strive to bring interesting and useful articles to our readership. Check back weekly, or subscribe to the blog to get notified when new content is published!

Share this post