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The Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Contest winner has been selected

Join us in congratulating our contest winner for the 2022 AAPI student contest.

Plus, you can still access the lesson designed for this contest to engage students in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander history at any time. Stay tuned for news from us about future student contests!

Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage with a writing & research contest

We’re inviting students to write an informational script honoring a historical figure, from the past or present, from the AAPI community. Winners will have their script turned into a Nearpod Original video!

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View the official contest rules here. Deadline: May 16, 2022, 11:59PM ET

Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Elevate student voice through culturally responsive teaching and encourage students to research and write about inspiring Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.

Step 1

Use this video to learn more about the contest, provide instructions to your students, and get them excited about participating!

Watch the video

Step 2

After reviewing the instructions, have students choose a historical figure to write and research about.

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Step 3

Once research is complete, have students write their script! Make sure an opening statement and closing question is included. Encourage them to consider reading it out loud, Just a Minute style!

Get inspired

Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Elevate student voice through culturally responsive teaching and encourage students to research and write about inspiring Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.

Step 1

Use this video to learn more about the contest, provide instructions to your students, and get them excited about participating!

Watch the video

Step 2

Now it’s time for students to choose a historical figure to write about and do the research!

Get contest packet

Step 3

Once research is complete, have students write their script! Make sure an opening statement and closing question is included. Encourage them to consider reading it out loud, Just a Minute style!

Get inspired

Ready to submit? Fill out an entry form on behalf of your students

Teach and celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage year-round

Use these lessons to explore important figures and events

Yuri Kochiyama

Social Studies for grades 3 - 12

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Why Do We Say “Asian American,” Not “Oriental”?

Social Studies for grades 6 - 12

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What Led to the Chinese Exclusion Act?

Social Studies for grades 9 - 12

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The Transcontinental Railroad: Draw It

Social Studies for grades 3 - 5

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“Peaches“ by Adrienne Su

Social Studies for grades 6 - 12

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Japanese Internment

Social Studies for grades 6 - 12

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2021 Student Winner: Phoebe

Our inaugural student winner, Phoebe, used her voice to honor Asian American civil rights activist, Yuri Kochiyama. Phoebe chose Kochiyama as her figure because she wanted to teach others about her courage and inspiring activism.