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  • Research the internment experience of people with Japanese ancestry in both Canada and the United States during World War II and compare them.
  • Who was Sitting Bull? In what ways is the experience of Sitting Bull's people similar to Naomi's family? In what ways was it different?
  • Do some research into the religion of Buddhism and then interpret some of the Buddhist references in Naomi's story. Is the narrator successful in blending Christianity and Buddhism?
  • If you were going to make Obasan into a film, how would you handle Grandma Kato's letter from Japan?

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