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Upper School Students Complete Creative Makerspace Projects As Part of their Study of Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine
As part of their reading of Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine, Upper School students in Dr. Freitas’s English class visited the RCDS Makerspace to further explore the historical fiction novel’s narrative, themes, and characters. Otsuka’s book chronicles the experiences of four family members who were forced to move from Berkeley, California, to the Utah desert to live in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War. In the Makerspace, students completed hands-on creative artifacts that display some of the complexities and difficulties of the novel and its historical context.

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