Children of the River by Linda Crew - Enrichment Packet or Book Report

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Sundara fled Cambodia with her aunt's family to escape the Khmer Rouge army when she was thirteen, leaving behind her parents, her brother and sister, and the boy she had loved since she was a child.

Now, four years later, she struggles to fit in at her Oregon high school and to be "a good Cambodian girl" at home. A good Cambodian girl never dates; she waits for her family to arrange her marriage to a Cambodian boy. Yet Sundara and Jonathan, an extraordinary American boy, are powerfully drawn to each other. Haunted by grief for her lost family and for the life left behind, Sundara longs to be with him. At the same time she wonders, Are her hopes for happiness and new life in America disloyal to her past and her people? -Amazon.com

This is an enrichment packet to the novel. It contains various research topics about Khmer Rouge and the governmental overthrow in April 1975. Students are asked to do a bit of research, with many links already included, and produce newspaper articles focusing on the human injustices of the time period.

Also included are links and a template map of Cambodia so that students are able to visualize the environment portrayed. Correlation to Vietnam is taken into consideration and asks for student input.

Students are asked to submit a formal letter, how to link included, asking the United Nations for help Sundara's family.

This is also a great resource to summer, personal reading. This alternate book report enables a deep political understanding of the situation at hand. Furthermore, students are asked to list the abuses in the book and do some research to see if they are accurate.

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