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!

Watch the video to learn more.

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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

View the official contest rules here. Deadline: May 14, 2021, 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

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

View the official contest rules here. Deadline: May 14, 2021, 11:59PM ET

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

Teach and celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage year-round

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Japanese Internment

Social Studies for grades 6 -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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"All You Have is a Country" by Ha Jin

Social Studies for grades 6 - 12

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