Module 5. Our Story: Asian Americans


At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. describe the typical immigration patterns of Asians throughout U.S. history
  2. identify key legislation that prevented Asians from migrating to America and accessing the naturalization process
  3. explore the various forms of xenophobic behavior of Americans regarding Asian immigrants
  4. explain the civil rights efforts of the Asian American communities during the 1960s and 1970s
  5. assess how globalism and warfare of the 20th century impacted Asian Americans and Asian refugees in America
  6. explore the issues of the late 20th and early 21st century and how they have impacted Asian Americans


Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
Chinese Massacre of 1871
Executive Order 9066
Gold Rush
Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965
Japanese Internment
Model Minority
Ozawa v. U.S. (1922)
Page Act
Pull Factor
Push Factor
Snake River Massacre
Stockton School Shooting
Thind v. U.S. (1923)
U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark (1898)
Vincent Chin
Yellow Power


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