Resources for Early Learning Teachers and Families
Filipino American History Month (FAHM) is celebrated annually in the United States during the month of October. It marks the anniversary of the first recorded evidence of Filipinos in North America in what is now known as Morro Bay, California. In California, FAHM was first recognized by the California Department of Education in 2006. According to the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), Filipino Americans make up the second-largest Asian-American community in the U.S. and the third-largest racial group in California.
The 2023 theme of FAHM is 1898: Recognizing 125 Years of Philippine-American History. To celebrate the history and important contributions of Filipino Americans in our nation and state, Early Edge California has put together a list of various resources to introduce you, your family, and/or the children in your care to FAHM.
For Teachers & Caregivers
- Celebrate Filipino American History Month (Asian Art Museum)
- SFUSD 2023 Filipinx History Resource Guide (San Francisco Unified School District)
- Video: Filipino American History Month for Kids! (Twinkl Teaching Resources)
- 10+ Picture Book Recommendations to Celebrate Filipino American History Month (Here Wee Read)
- Celebrating Filipino American History Month (First 5 LA)
- Filipino American History Month: Books for Kids (The Seattle Public Library)
- Filipino American history Month Booklist (Quality Start Los Angeles)
- SIPA’s Youth and After School Programs in Historic Filipinotown (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans)
- YouTube Playlist: Jelly, Ben, and Pogo (PBS KIDS)
Learn more about Filipino American History Month