We believe in the power of stories and their ability to remind us who we are and who we want to be. Our first curriculum focuses on Chinese Americans and their history in the United States. Spanning almost five centuries, the history of Chinese in America has witnessed labor exploitation, ostracization, and Exclusion as the Chinese became the first targets of America’s anti-immigrant legislation. However, theirs is a story of resilience: even at the lowest points, Chinese Americans formed coalitions and fought for their rights while building robust communities.
The Immigrant History Initiative aims to preserve such immigrant narratives, which are often forgotten or ignored. We plan to produce additional curricula and bring more immigrant stories to life.
Each curriculum contains a teaching guide with detailed instructions, discussion activities, and lecture materials. Lessons are easily adaptable to time and size constraints. While we provide these curricula for download free of charge, they remain under copyright, and are to be used only for non-profit, educational purposes. Additionally, we request that you provide some information about the class or other program where you plan to use the curriculum in the registration form below.
We’d love to hear about how our curriculum and these narratives are being shared!
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