LAUSD Celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage Month with PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media has a collection of digital resources such as videos and media galleries full of unique stories about Asian-Pacific Americans: From famous book authors like Grace Lin to the story a young girl named Hana who talks about her interest in the art of Japanese Taiko drumming.  

PBS Learning Media will take you on an interesting cultural journey that is available on your computer and at your fingertips.

In addition, students and teachers can explore other subjects by grade level on PBS Learning Media such as the U.S. Constitution, Science, The Arts, World Languages and more!

Grades PreK-7 | Video | Personal Stories
Hear from author and illustrator Grace Lin as she explains how books have become her way of recapturing the Asian cultural heritage that she had resisted in her youth.

Grades K-8 | Video | Cultural Heritage
Drums have played an important role in many cultures for thousands of years. In this video segment from ZOOM, a young girl named Hana talks about her interest in the art of Japanese Taiko drumming.

Grades 2-12 | Collection | Immigration
Through this collection, students will gain a broader perspective of America's immigrant history - both past and present - and learn what it truly means to be an American.

Grades 4-12 | Video | Personal Stories
Find out what life was like for Japanese immigrants working in Hawaiian sugar plantations through the story of Tatsuichi Yamaguchi - the grandfather of Olympic figure skater, Kristi Yamaguchi.

Grade Levels 6-12 | Media Gallery | Personal Stories
Introduce your students to Jake Shimabukuro an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument's potential.

Grades 9-12 | Video | History of the United States
Invite students to review archival photos and interviews illustrating the role that Chinese immigrants played in the construction of the first transcontinental railroad.