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Literature: "Grandfather's Journey" by Allen Say
These sites include information and activities relating to the book “Grandfather’s Journey.” as well as biographies on author Allen Say. Includes lesson plans, quizzes, and activity ideas. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Japan, family, and immigration.
Use the online tool, Graphic Map, with students to create a family map or timeline of important and/or memorable events. A list of read-aloud books about family memories including "Grandfather's Journey is provided.
In this activity, students use various search engines to gather facts about the author and his work. Students write a book review about "Grandfather's Journey" using a template from Spaghetti Book Club website.
These websites are about families. Children can learn about the different types of families that there are in the world. There are many student activities such as make a family tree, paint a family portrait, or make a poster about how they celebrate special occasions in their families. There is also an eThemes Resource about grandparents.
These sites discuss obstacles that immigrants encounter in the United States. Topics like exploitation, employment differences, housing problems, cultural obstacles, language barriers, and equity issues are covered.
These sites have information about Japan's history, geography, language, education, and culture. Students can learn about samurai warriors, read haiku poetry, or see how rice is traditionally grown. There are maps, photographs, printouts, and more. Included is an eThemes resource on Asia.