by Yoshiko Uchida, illus. by Joanna Yardley. Philomel, 1993.
* After reading this book, answer the following questions in complete sentences and reflective thoughts before going on with your invitation.
1. How fair was it to move Emi's family to an interment camp because they "looked like the enemy"? Can you think of any instances that situations like this occur today?
2. What is a "prisoner of war"? Was Emi one?
3. There's an expression: "to add insult to injury". How does this apply to Emi's family showing up at the camp and having to clean out their living quarters?
4. What was the significance of the bracelet?
5. What do you think happened to Emi's home while the family was gone?
* Use the Library to investigate the World War II Japanese-American internment camps. Create a map showing their locations, along with other information you find.
** Laurie's gift was a thoughtful expression of friendship. What would you give Emi to help remember you by? Select an expression of kindnesss you would present to Emi and display it along with an explanation of its meaning.
*** Write a letter from Emi to Laurie describing one of your days. You will need to have research material in order to add factual information and descriptions to your letter.
**** Using research material, create a daily schedule for Emi.
***** If you were being sent to an internment camp, what would you pack in your suitcase and why? Prepare a suitcase with "items" and an explanation for each to share with your class.
This page was developed through GirlTECH '97, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center. © July 1998 Judith Peckham http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/jpeckham/