True to our mission of infusing youth voice in everything we do, this curriculum has been created by our National Teen Board for middle school students grades 5th – 8th.
Please enjoy and use as much as you can.
Stand Up for AAPI Youth
Our first-ever Featured Curriculum for our Be Kind Online Program is: Stand Up For AAPI Youth, in honor of May’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Special thanks to the Stand Up for AAPI Youth Committee of our National Teen Board: Alysha, Dashiel, Gurnoor, Nitya, and Tejvir.
As students participate in this curriculum, we hope that they use the lessons and materials in this year’s Featured Curriculum to:
- Broaden student’s understanding of the Asian American experience
- Create policies to combat AAPI hate and to uplift AAPI history and culture
- Uplift AAPI students during this most recent time of crisis
- Combat AAPI hate and create communities of belonging
Our Stand Up for AAPI Youth curriculum includes:
- History of how members of the AAPI community partnered with fellow communities to create positive change
- Common microaggressions against AAPI community and how to handle them
- Be a policy maker – how to work with schools to create an inclusive community for AAPI youth
- 1,000 Paper Crane origami art project helping students learn how the symbol of the crane represents positive change for the new year in various cultures throughout Asia.