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Explore History, Traditions and Culture with PBS #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth


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PBS has fantastic collections of stories, films and classroom resources/learning media that celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! One of our favorite learning resources we found is Math with Jake. From the Frequencies & Pitch episode:

In this video, musician Jake Shimabukuro uses the pitch of musical notes and vibrations in hertz to illustrate the concept of ratios. This clip is from Center for Asian American Media. In the accompanying classroom activity, students watch a portion of the video in which Shimabukuro explains the 3/4 time signature.

We also really enjoyed Matthew Hashiguchi’s Good Luck Soup:

For filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi, growing up half Japanese/half Italian in a white Irish-Catholic neighborhood in Cleveland, OH, was a difficult experience. In GOOD LUCK SOUP, Hashiguchi sets out on a journey to discover how the rest of his multi-racial family made sense of their lives and their Japanese American heritage.

Check out all PBS has to offer!


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