Daily Lessons for Teaching Obasan

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Objective: Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 GENERATIONS - In these opening chapters, the reader begins to see the distinction between the first, second, and third generation Japanese-Americans in the novel, and Naomi Nakane's family. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the idea of a changing lineage, and to discuss the differentiations between the characters' relationships to their ethnicity.

1) 1.) As a class, create a three-columned list for the first, second, and third generation Japanese-Canadian characters in the novel. Which members from Naomi's family fit into which generation? Do you see a pattern emerging anywhere on this list?

2.) As a class, compare the language spoken by Naomi, a third generation Japanese-Canadian, with the language spoken by Uncle Isamu, a second-generation Japanese-Canadian. What is the same about their speech patterns? What is different? Based on the speech and grasp of language of these two characters, how do you imagine...

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