This National Identity and Literature from Okinawa activity & project also includes:
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A lesson plan originally designed around the short story "Mr. Saito of Heaven Building" by Yamanokuchi Baku, this resource provides historical background, discussion questions, and brief writing assignments that help your class explore issues of cultural and national identity in literature. The preservation of Okinawan identity in the face of the dominant Japanese culture can serve as a nice warm up to issues of identity in other literature, such as American and British.