Heart of a Samurai Grades 5-8
A Newbery Award novel in 2011, it is based on the life of John Manjiro, a Japanese fisherman who was shipwrecked. Later he lived in America and when he returned to Japan he helped his people to open the country to foreign travelers. By Margi Preus
Each Novel Study contains an average of 65 pages and includes:
Suggestions for teaching the unit.
A vocabulary list.
Activity cards for grammar.
Research and integrated activities.
Tracking and record sheets.