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Ground One:

Voices from Post-911 Chinatown

Information for Educators

"Ground One: Voices from Post-911 Chinatown” can make for an engaging and enlightening lesson material in a variety of classrooms from middle schools to universities. Educators can use our educational DVD -- which contains video excerpts from the oral interviews -- to discuss and address the impact of prejudice and unequal access on the lives of ordinary Americans, as part of a unit that explores immigration experiences, an example of the importance of oral histories, a resource for lessons on community studies, Asian American and New York City history, current events, or as an approach to understanding the local impact of the 911 attacks. “Ground One” presents the specific experiences of residents in New York’s Chinatown that are gateways to larger historical, societal, and human issues important for students to be exposed to.

The Asian/Pacific/American Studies Institute at New York University has developed additional resources and suggestions for educators interested in using “Ground One” in their classrooms. A Glossary of terms, timeline, bibliography, sample worksheets and discussion questions are available on line as well as suggestions and examples for the use of “Ground One” in the classroom. Please visit http://www.apa.nyu.edu/GroundOne or call the A/P/A Studies Institute at 212-998-3700 for more details and information on how to obtain a copy of this unique educational DVD.