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Farewell To Manzanar Teaching Unit
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- Compare and contrast the ways Jeanne’s mother and father cope with the hardships they suffer at Manzanar.
- Why does Jeanne learn to twirl the baton instead of taking Odori lessons?
- What kind of home does Jeanne live in before Manzanar? How does the family’s lifestyle change after they are released from the camp?
- How is Jeanne first introduced to the idea of racial bigotry? In what ways does she try to fit in a school after leaving Manzanar?
- Why are many of the people detained at Manzanar reluctant to leave? Why do the younger families have an easier time adjusting to life outside the camp?
- Briefly summarize the three Supreme Court cases regarding the internment of Japanese-Americans. What impact do each of them have on the closing of the camps?
- Write a character sketch of Woody. Why does Jeanne consider him a surrogate father?
- In what ways can Papa’s cane and his rock garden be considered symbols in this story? What do they reveal about Japanese culture and traditions?
- How does Woody’s visit with Toyo in Japan help him better understand his father?
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.