There are many resources that provide interactive maps and comprehensive data on immigration around the world and more specifically in the United States. Here are a few of the most teacher-friendly resources.
- Asian Americans, from Calisphere
Historical essays, lesson plans, images, and primary sources about Asian Americans in California.
- Asian Americans Then and Now, Asia Society
A historic overview of Asian American history. From the Asia Society.
- Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
A website from The Library of Congress, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, and Smithsonian Institution. Includes online exhibitions, teacher resources, videos, and images.
- Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, EDSITEment
This site offers background information and classroom connections for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Includes lesson plans.
- Asian Pacific American Program, Smithsonian Institution
A site devoted to resources about Asian American populations. Includes resources, multimedia, and links to sites about Korean Americans, Filipino Americans, Indian Americans, and other program initiatives.
- Asian Pacific Americans--Themed Resources
Lesson plans, primary sources, and online exhibitions from the Library of Congress.
- BookDragon, Smithsonian Institution
A blog that reviews books about the Asian American experience.
- Searching for Asian America, PBS
- Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
CIS is an independent think tank that looks at the impact of immigration on life in the United States. This website includes hundreds of articles and videos (that can be viewed online) to better understand immigration today and throughout modern history. Articles are easily searchable by subject area.
- Harvard University, Immigration to the United States Timeline
This timeline provides a comprehensive overview of immigration history from 1789-1930. Several pieces of information can be further explored through hyperlinks to primary source documents, articles, and other resources.
- Immigration Timeline, Library of Congress
A chronological history of immigration in the United States, from 1786 to 2001.
- New York Public Library Digital Gallery
This online photo gallery is easily searchable by topic or key word. There are hundreds of images related to immigration to the United States, including those specific to different cultural groups, locations, and areas of settlement. There is also a rich collection of images related to Ellis Island.
- Pacific Link
A collection of timelines, lesson plans, and other resources related to Angel Island
- The Pluralism Project
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University documents how immigration impacts the religious landscape of the United States. Find research, teacher resources, and information about various religious beliefs on this site.
- Strangers in the Land of Strangers: defining "American" in times of conflict
From the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, this site includes short articles and primary sources that look at how different groups have had to prove their "Americanness" in times of conflict, from the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement.