Everything you need to understand or teach So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins.
Eleven-year-old Yoko and her family are stationed in North Korea during World War II while Yoko's father works as a Japanese government official in nearby Manchuria.
They live in a bamboo grove in Nanam until the Russian and Korean Communists invade their country and escalate their war against Japan. Because Yoko's father protects Japanese interests, the family knows they are in particular danger and must flee the country as soon as possible. So Far from the Bamboo Grove tells the story of their escape. Yoko, her mother, and her sister Ko learn of the urgency of their escape one night as Corporal Matsumura comes to their house and instructs them to leave immediately. Frightened and heartsick at having to leave Yoko's father at work in Manchuria and her brother Hideyo at work in an ammunitions factory, the three women embark on their journey alone. They travel by train and...
So Far from the Bamboo Grove Lesson Plans contain 132 pages of teaching material, including: