Chinese American Museum Resources

Family History Scrapbook – a workbook with educational activities exploring and documenting family trees, immigration, food, oral histories, music, and celebrations for students 4th – 8th grade, families, and teachers.  Download here.

Hip Hop Language Arts Worksheets – Created in conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop, students 7th grade and up can analyze lyrics, identify metaphors and similes, and write poetry. Download the worksheets here. The zine includes essays, interviews with artist SWANK and Daryl Chou (Firecracker co-founder / producer), a timeline of Asian American MCs and DJs, educational activities, and commissioned illustrations by Brenda Chi, Kenny Kong, Lorna Xu, and Andy Yoon. Download the complete zine here.


Other Resources

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California’s LA Chinatown Remembered (Microsite)

Los Angeles Conservancy, Exploring Chinatown: Past and Present (PDF Booklet)

Lost LA Curriculum – Anti-Chinese Massacre of 1871: Lesson Plan, Video, and Powerpoint Presentation

SurveyLA Historic Context Statement: Chinese Americans in Los Angeles 1850-1980 (PDF)




Visit the following sites for information on other cultural and historical institutions/organizations:

1882 Foundation: American Civil Rights & the Exclusion Laws

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

Chinatown Business Improvement District

Chinese American Citizens Alliance

Chinese American Historical Museum – Ng Shing Gun (San Jose)

Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

Chinese American Museum of Northern California

Chinese American Museum (Washington D.C.)

Chinese Historical Society of America (San Francisco)

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (Los Angeles Chinatown)

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

International Coalition of Sites of Consciousness

Japanese American National Museum

Museum of Chinese in America (New York)

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates

Pacific Heritage Museum (San Francisco)

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (San Diego)

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (DC)

The Asian American Education Project

The Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience (Seattle)

USC Pacific Asia Museum


(as of 10/07/21)