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Grade 8 Social Studies - Week Five

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8th grade Social Studies

Week 5 May 4 - May 8

Weekly Packet

Theme: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May 2020)
Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • identify the push and pull factors that drive human migrations.
  • describe the effects of human migrations on places and regions.
  • describe the aspects of culture that influence the economic, social, and political activities of men and women.


Lesson 1 Understanding the history of Asians in Americans
Lesson 2 Understanding the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans
Lesson 3 Understanding what it means to be Asian Pacific American

Practice Sheets
Create a map with major physical features Asia & the Pacific Islands Map .

Read and select a hero from Scholastic Notable Asian Pacific Americans or 130 Most Inspiring Asian Americans and write a biography using Internet research

Independent Civic Action Project
A - Research a local Asian American social justice activist after viewing the History of Asian American Social Activism video.
B – Read the article and create a list of issues in the community Asian American Organizations You Need to Know

Enrichment Activities:
Explore Asian Immigration Interactive Map – learn where Asian Pacific Americans live
Calligraphy Worksheet Set
Origami – 4 Pointed Star, Dragon Head, Rose

A - Examine Johns Hopkins Asian American Health Innovators & Disparities and create a poster of achievement in the Asian Pacific American community.
B - Learn to Speak Basic Chinese Phrases and introduce yourself in Chinese to family members.


Chinese Exclusion Act: prohibited all persons of Chinese nationality from immigrating to the United States
Japanese Internment Camps: relocation of Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII to domestic military zones
Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country of origin because of war, politics, or natural disaster

Pacific Islands: islands of the Pacific Ocean
Calligraphy: lettering with a broad-tipped writing instrument
Origami: the art of paper folding

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