Make a detailed drawing of either Sachi's or Matsu's garden based on the descriptions in the book and your own assumptions or ideas.
Create a rock garden in a small box using sand, dirt, rocks, or any other elements you think are appropriate. If you can create a life-sized garden, take pictures of it and bring them to class. Explain why you chose to include the elements you did.
Create a lucky gift that could have been given and received by characters in the story. Explain its meaning to the class.
Write and present a 10-minute report that could have aired on Chinese or Japanese radio during the war.
Do some research on Samurai warriors. Create a written report, drawing, or oral presentation on the Samurai and explain how they relate to this story.
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