Asian-American Children: What Teachers Should Know -- a useful digest of research and information.
Stereotypes of Asian American Students -- a very good essay on common stereotypes of Asian American students, and their damaging consequences -- includes good information about Asian American students' experiences in U.S. schools.
Why Are the Asian-American Kids Silent in Class? -- an article by a Japanese American writing teacher and teacher educator who discusses the cultural history and other factors that may contribute to some Asian American students not participating easily in class discussions -- includes a list of good recommendations for teachers.
Meeting the Educational Needs of Southeast Asian Children -- an article about the psycho-social development and needs of many Southeast Asian youth in U.S. schools.
Hmong Home Page -- an excellent site about Hmong culture and issues relevant to working with Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese American students and families -- lots of valuable information and links to good websites.
Cultural Conflicts -- a section of a book about Hmong culture that details some of the ways in which Hmong Americans experience cultural conflict here in the U.S.
Cupping -- an article about this Asian medical practice, commonly used by traditional Southeast Asian cultural groups, is also sometimes referred to as coining or spooning, depending on the object used. The object is often heated then is rubbed against the skin to generate blood flow and related activity as an act of addressing certain ailments. This practice, which leaves the skin looking bruised, has sometimes been mistaken by teachers as a sign of abuse.
Hmong Music in Vietnam -- the forward of a good book about Hmong music.
A Group of Youth Perform on the Qeej -- another video of qeej playing.
Asian American History Websites -- an excellent set of links to other sites.
Ancestors in the Americas -- A Public Broadcasting Service series exploring the history and legacy of Asians in the Americas -- some great resources, including primary documents.
Asian-Nation -- information about the historical, political, demographic, and cultural issues that make up today's diverse Asian American community.
An Excellent Article -- about a Hmong-American liaison between a school district and the Hmong community in that district.
Lao Family Community of Minnesota -- information about Hmong culture and the refugee experience.
VietGATE -- gateway to the online Vietnamese community.
Refugees and Immigrants: The Southeast Asian Experience as Depicted in Recent American Children's Books -- a good review and discussion of how select children's books present the the Southeast Asian immigrant experience.
Khmer Music -- MP3's of Cambodian music.
Khmer Song -- more clips of Khmer music.
A Performance on the Qeej -- a YouTube clip of a man playing the Qeej, a central traditional instrument in Hmong and some other Southeast Asian cultures.
A Qeej Performance with Drums -- a powerful and creative sound and performance.
Hmong Find Ways to Keep Traditional Music Alive -- a radio segment about traditional music in the Hmong culture and how younger generations of Hmong are finding new ways to keep this music alive.
Speaking Musically: An Introduction to Traditional Hmong Music -- a video introduction to traditional Hmong music.
The Hmong Qeej -- one of the oldest harmonic instruments in the world, the Qeej is a bamboo and wooden mouth organ found throughout Eastern Asia -- it plays a central role in Hmong music and traditions.
Voices from the Gaps -- a great website about "women writers of color" -- good bios and links.
Asian Nation -- This website has useful articles and statistic about Asian cultural, specifically as it pertains to Asian-Americans.
Pacific Islanders Lagging Behind -- This article discusses the proportionally low number of Pacific Islanders in higher education.
Language Matters: Strengthening Asian and Pacific Islander Language Education at Berkeley -- This two hour video is a resource for educators in higher education.