WEEDFLOWER, Japanese-Americans in World War II

WEEDFLOWER, Japanese-Americans in World War II
WEEDFLOWER, Japanese-Americans in World War II
WEEDFLOWER, Japanese-Americans in World War II
WEEDFLOWER, Japanese-Americans in World War II
WEEDFLOWER, Japanese-Americans in World War II
WEEDFLOWER, Japanese-Americans in World War II
WEEDFLOWER, Japanese-Americans in World War II
WEEDFLOWER, Japanese-Americans in World War II
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WEEDFLOWER, by Cynthia Kadohata

A Story of Japanese-Americans in World War II

Sumiko worked happily in her family's flower growing business in California when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Being a Japanese American, it was as if the bombs fell on her, too. Her life would never be the same again. Fearing the Japanese who lived within the United States to be an internal threat, the government began to round up, first, those born in Japan, and then, all others with Japanese heritage, regardless if thery were born in America, and regardless of age. Sumiko found herself and her family being uprooted from the only home she had ever known on a flower farm to a relocation center on an Indian Reservation in the Great Sonoran Desert.

Her cousin, Bull had said, "In the world of change, you accept the changes that can't be helped. You suffer so you can learn, and you learn so you can be a better person in your next life."

"And she realized that it had not been freedom that Jiichan came to America for, but the future. And not his future, but hers--the future of his unborn grandchild. That's why he had left Japan. He had loved her even before she was born."

This is her story ... the personal story of the horror of war that seeped in to change and destroy lives in every possible way. It is the story of Sumiko's struggle to make sense of her world and to rebuild with new friends.

The 25-page literature guide for Weedflower was written by Master Teacher Suzy Red and comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats. The activities include:

  • background building through an anticipation guide,
  • discussion cards,
  • mapping,
  • a three-page readers' theater script,
  • vocabulary list,
  • chapter predict-read-confirm questions,
  • "Faces of Injustice" summary writing (recorded music and song are included in the PowerPoint format),
  • taking notes,
  • crossword puzzle,
  • multiple-choice comprehension check-ups,
  • "Ripples of War" what-if discussion questions,
  • "Bull's Words of Wisdom" fallen tile puzzle,
  • "Weighing Truth and Justice,"
  • sequence activity "Ripples in the Sumiko's Life,"
  • comparing books,
  • ripples, and
  • writing prompts.

PLUS, purchasers have access to a terrific

professionally recorded song, Faces of Freedom!

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PLEASE NOTE: Kids Wings materials are written by highly experienced master teachers. We hire professional proof readers who are also master educators. We do our best to be sure each of our literature guides is top quality and error free, and classroom tested, but if you think we can do better, we welcome your input. If you find an error in our materials, please email us at suzy@suzyred.com so we can make corrections. After it is revised, we will invite you to download a newly polished copy and will probably attach a surprise to our reply as a thank-you!

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Total Pages
25 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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