Chinatown Resource Guide
NEIGHBORHOODS: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco is an ongoing television series designed to explore the rich history of this unique American city. From the earliest Native American villages of the Mission District to the ethnic enclaves of Chinatown and North Beach, each program will reveal the city as a mosaic of communities with interconnecting pasts.
NEIGHBORHOODS:The Hidden Cities of San Francisco reveals the social, political, economic and cultural movements that create this city. Viewers will be fascinated by the stories as they discover the meaningful connections between our daily lives and our historical past. As we continue to grow in our appreciation of diverse cultures, NEIGHBORHOODS will give viewers a crucial sense of the traditions that link us, not only to the past but to one another.
EDUCATIONAL USES OF CHINATOWN
CHINATOWN, the second program in this series, presents a variety of learning opportunities for students. The oral histories and thoughtful profiles of CHINATOWN provide students and teachers with a colorful journey through the history of a unique neighborhood. Classes will find stimulating ways to study how immigrants contributed to the building of San Francisco and how the local and federal government responded to immigration in California during the last 150 years. Educators can use CHINATOWN to integrate historical, geographic and economic topics into the curriculum. To help educators explore the rich historical materials, this resource guide provides lesson ideas for elementary, middle and high school. The program may be recorded off-air for educational use by K-12 schools and kept in perpetuity.
CHINATOWN takes a classic look at immigration to America- a broad template for the study of ethnic neighborhoods across the nation. This is a continuing story that lives in the streets of every neighborhood and in the hearts of the people who left their homes to establish new lives in America.
After viewing the program, we hope what comes to mind as you walk through the streets in the neighborhood are images and stories shared with you by the local unsung heroes of Chinatown.
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