Research each year of the Vietnam war. Make a time line or graph showing how sentiment towards the war shifts from beginning to end.
Count the Calories
Emmett and Sam eat junk food regularly. Locate the instances where junk food consumption is happening. What are the characters thinking as they are eating? Is there a common thread during times of eating badly?
Viet Nam Memorial
Research the Vietnam Memorial. Who designs it? What is the reason for the design? How does the design relate to the action in the book?
Research the topography of Kentucky. How is it similar to Viet Nam? How is it different? Relate research information to the information given in the book.
Draw a picture of the jeweled cat Sam makes for her mother.
Emmett is obsessed with egrets. Research the habitat of the the bird...
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