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Oregon Studies - Asian American/Pacific Islander


Oregon Department of Education has developed academic content standards for Oregon Studies and prepare materials to support teacher professional development and classroom instruction. These standards will include a balanced representation of the contribution to society by men and women of racial groups in Oregon.

The information related to the contributions of Asian American/Pacific Islander communities in Oregon.

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Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies

  • The Densho website

    Densho's mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished.

  • Densho Encyclopedia

    A free on-line resource about the history of the Japanese American WWII exclusion and incarceration experience.

  • Portland’s Japantown Revealed

    This book uses photographs, video interviews, and rarely seen historic artifacts to tell the story of a vibrant Japanese American community in Portland Oregon that disappeared with the forced removal and incarceration of its citizens. While the focus is on one American community, the book illustrates a great injustice in American history rooted in race prejudice and WWII hysteria.

  • OPB’s Oregon Experience Episode: Kam Wah Chung
  • YouTube video: Sun Gu Ja: A Century of Korean Pioneers
  • Film: On Paper Wings