In the know
The mothers in The Joy Luck Club came from China to America to escape war. Although the daughters understand this concept, they do not really know the history of their mothers. Do you know what is going on in your family, community, neighborhood, city or country? Are there events happening internationally that may affect you and your family? Read the St. Petersburg Times for a couple of weeks. Keep an eye on different events in the world. Think about how these events may affect you, your family or the country as a whole. Create a chart of all the world and local events that may affect you and your way of life. Write a report based on all of the information you find. Be sure to document all of your sources properly. Present to your class an oral report on the information you discovered. Share important information you have learned with other students here on the NIE Blogging Zone.