A free form style novel telling the story of 10 year old Hâ and her families escape from the fall of South Vietnem. Forced to leave her war torn home Hâ immigrates to the United States to start over.
Students will read selected chapters to learn about Hâ's experiences and teh historical ties to the true Vietnam Civil War. Students will study Lai's use of free form and how she blends fact with fiction to create a novel. Students will then mimic 'Inside Out and Back Again' by choosing their own life event and placing it in history.
Students are experimenting with how would history effect their life experiences. How would the society of that time period change how they viewed the world around them. Students can use any of the three books read up to this point or a time period that interested them from Social Studies class.