Gladys' Train Route
On a map of Europe and Asia, locate the cities that Gladys mentioned while recounting her first trip to China. Using these as a guideline, trace her possible route.
Research English currency. How much would a pound have been worth in 1930? Nine pence? (Pence is plural for penny).
In Chapter 3, Gladys describes her meal on the steamer, eaten while sitting cross-legged. At your next meal, eat cross-legged on the floor and, if available, use chopsticks.
Gladys chose for her Chinese name "Ai-weh-deh," which means "virtuous women." If you could choose a Chinese name, what would it be? If you need suggestions, look up famous Chinese people. Share with your classmates and teacher and try going by your Chinese name for a day.
In Chapter 16, Gladys writes that she was Chinese in dress. Sketch what you would imagine...
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