Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family Fun Activities

Yoshiko Uchida
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Uchida Home

Draw a picture of the home where Keiko and Yoshiko grew up.

Tanka Poetry

Create a Tanka poem similar to the ones that Iku wrote.

Abacus

Use an abacus to do sums like Dwight did for the household accounts.

Immigration to America

Contrast and compare how your family immigrated to America and how the author’s family came to live in America.

Obituary

Write an obituary for Yoshiko Uchida.

Doll Collage

Create a collage of Japanese dolls like the ones Iku set out for Dolls Festival Day.

Two Suitcases

The Uchida family was only allowed to pack two suitcases when they were interned. List what you would take with you if you were only allowed two suitcases.

Farewell to Manzanar

Read Farwell to Manzanar, another account of life in a Japanese internment camp.

Christmas

Compare and contrast how you spend Christmas with the Christmas that the...

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