Literature: "Under the Blood Red Sun" by Graham Salisbury
These sites have discussion questions and activity ideas for the book “Under the Blood Red Sun.” Also learn about author Graham Salisbury, internment camps, and religion in Japan. There are links to eThemes Resources on World War II, Pearl Harbor, baseball, and Japan.
This site has activity ideas that relate the book to social studies.
Graham Salisbury's place
Explore the author's official site to find out more about him and the books he has written.
This site has 10 discussion questions about the book as well as four extension activities.
Japanese-American Internment Camps During WWII
Click on the photos to see images from Topaz and Tule internment camps.
PBS: Children of the Camps: Internment History
This site has historical documentats relating to internment camps. There is a timeline and a list of the camps, as well as information about the effect confinement had upon the internees' health.
Ben's Guide: Citizenship
Learn why some people are citizens of America while others living here are not. Use the links at the bottom to find out how to become a citizen of the United States.
Scroll down to read several activity ideas for the book. NOTE: The external links are broken.
eThemes Resource: Pearl Harbor
Learn about the surprise Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Includes timelines, maps, eyewitness accounts, and photographs. Take a virtual tour of the USS Arizona Memorial or listen to audio of President Roosevelt's famous speech about this "day of infamy."
eThemes Resource: Baseball: Overview
These sites offer an introduction to the sport of baseball. Read about the history of baseball and how the game is played. Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame to learn about famous players. Includes interactive baseball games and math baseball games. There are links to eThemes Resources on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Negro League.
eThemes Resource: World War II
These sites cover the events of World War II (1939-1945). There are several first-hand accounts in text and audio from people involved in the war effort. Other topics include life on the homefront, the role of women, and the type of airplanes and weapons used. Includes biographies, letters, images, posters, video, and audio clips.
eThemes Resource: Country: Japan
These sites have information about Japan's history, geography, language, education, and culture. Includes maps, many photographs and live views from Webcams.