On March 10, 2021, Humanities Texas and Asia Society Texas Center will hold a free webinar for secondary-level English language arts and social studies teachers with bestselling author Lisa See.

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In the Classroom with Lisa See:
Stories of Immigration and Identity

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
5:00–6:15 p.m. CT

This webinar will draw from See’s first book, national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family. On Gold Mountain traces the journey of See’s great-grandfather, Fong See, who overcame obstacles at every step to become the one-hundred-year-old godfather of Los Angeles’s Chinatown and the patriarch of a sprawling family.

Exploring themes of immigration and identity through the lens of her own family history, See will discuss the experiences of Chinese American immigrants at Angel Island and introduce teachers to prominent Chinese Americans from the early twentieth century, such as artist Tyrus Wong and Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film actress to gain international recognition. See will also suggest various activities designed to engage students with these topics in the classroom. The webinar will include a question-and-answer session.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, this webinar will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on teaching with primary sources and developing effective pedagogical strategies. For more information on this program, visit our website.

To view a list of upcoming Humanities Texas professional development opportunities available for social studies and language arts teachers, please visit our upcoming institutes page

This webinar is made possible with support from Asia Society Texas Center, major funding from the State of Texas, and ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family by Lisa See.