What are some of the most important pieces about the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) experience that should be included in the K-12 curriculum? How should we teach that history and those stories? For part two to this three-part session, panelists will include professors whose curriculums include an AAPI perspective. They’ll discuss why they chose to center the AAPI experience and what motivates students’ interest. The discussion will consider the connection between higher education and the k-12 curriculum.


  • Francis Tanglao – Prof. of Theatre & API American Studies William & Mary
  • David Bearinger – Director of Grants, Virginia Humanities
  • Allen Lumba – Assist. Prof. of History, Virginia Tech
  • Krysten Moon – Prof of History & American Studies U Mary Washington

This session is designed for educators, but the public is welcome to attend. Registration is free.

Presented by the History & Social Science Program at the Virginia Department of Education.

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