Bay Area Mosaic
Index of Mosaic Films


American Made

American Made
Trapped in the middle of the desert on their way to the Grand Canyon, a Sikh American family has one hope: the remote highway and the occasional car that drives by. The family is forced to confront issues of racism, tradition, assimilation, family and what it means to be an American.

To order a copy of the film, visit www.americanmadethemovie.com





TURBANS
This is a film about the inner struggles of an Asian Indian immigrant family torn between its cultural traditions and the desire for social acceptance in America.

To order a copy of the film, contact Center for Asian American Media at 415.552.9550 or at http://asianamericanmedia.org/





RABBIT IN THE MOON
This powerful documentary retells the experience of Japanese Americans interned during World War II, interweaving a personal perspective with newly uncovered historical facts.

To order a copy of the flm call Transit Media at 1.800.343.5540. Ask for the individual price of $40.00 (mention KQED).



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American Made
Trapped in the middle of the desert on their way to the Grand Canyon, a Sikh American family has one hope: the remote highway and the occasional car that drives by. The family is forced to confront issues of racism, tradition, assimilation, family and what it means to be an American.

Educator Guide

Activity 1 -  A Family and Its Parts
Activity 2 - Fashion, Fancy or Fundamentals? To Assimilate or Not to Assimilate
Activity 3 - Racial and Ethnic Profiling
Activity 4 - Sikhs in America



Discovering Angel Island
This educational short by KQED tells the fascinating story of Angel Island Immigration Station, the port of entry for tens of thousands of immigrants, predominantly from Asia, into the West Coast of the United States from 1910 through 1940.

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Rabbit in the Moon (Japanese Internment)

ACTIVITIES
Flash Activity: Loyalty: How Do You Rate?
This activity was inspired by the loyalty tests Japanese Americans had to take in the internment camps.

This activity is also available in PDF printable format.
Download Loyalty: How Do You Rate: PDF

Flash Activity: A Walk Through History
This activity takes users through first-person scenarios of being sent to an internment camp during WWII.

LESSON PLANS
An Issue of Loyalty: Exploring the Treatment of Japanese Americans During World War II (1941-1945)
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Grade Level: 5-8
Subject Areas: History, Multicultural Studies, Language Arts
This lesson is designed to explore the issue of loyalty and disloyalty with regards to Japanese Americans in the internment camps during WWII. Students will examine these abstract ideas as they relate to their lives.

Fairness: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
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Grade Level: 4-8
Subject Areas: History, Multicultural Studies
The purpose of this lesson is to have students examine the concept of equality, one of the fundamental concepts embodied in our constitution and laws.

Civil Disobedience Action Plan
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Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas: History, English
The Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution guarantees Americans many freedoms: freedom of speech, religion and the press and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. Were any of these rights violated when Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps? In this lesson, students analyze basic civic and human rights.

Civil Rights of Japanese-American Internees
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Grade Level: 9-12
Subject Areas: History, English
In this lesson students analyze basic civic and human rights and determine if Japanese Americans' rights were violated during WWII.

PROFILES
In the following video clips from the KQED Bay Window special Common Ground, four Bay Area residents share their own experiences, similar to those of Rabbit in the Moon filmaker Emiko Omori and her family, on both personal and historic levels.
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A Native-American View
Patricia St.Onge shares a Native-American experience.

A Jewish-American View
Jill Tregor shares a Jewish-American experience.

A Cuban View
Hilda Baldoquin shares a Cuban experience.

A South African View
Kelvin Sauls shares a South African experience.

RESOURCES
Web sites, local resources, suggested reading and films.
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Refugee
Three young Cambodian refugees, raised on the streets of San Francisco's Tenderloin District, travel back to Cambodia wielding video cameras to capture their experiences of meeting their families for the first time. These family reunions reveal the consequences of Cambodian political upheaval and war, as well as the heavy toll of years spent apart in different worlds.

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Activity 1 -  Synthesizing Background Information
Activity 2 - Identifying Wartime Actions
Activity 3 - Conducting an Interview
Activity 4 - Conduct an Oral History

Flash Activity: Name That Language
Lesson Plan: The Power of Language (6-8)
From Phnom Penh to San Francisco (6-8)

Resettlement to Redress
This film tells the history and experiences of Japanese Americans after they were released from the internment camps when World War II ended. It covers issues surrounding their resettlement, moves through the Civil Rights Movement and the pilgrimages back to the internment camp sites, and finishes with the movement to get redress from the U.S. government.

arrowLesson Plan, Interior Monologues (7-12)
Lesson Plan, Role-Playing (7-12)
Lesson Plan, Socratic Seminar (7-12)
Lesson Plan, Viewer's Guide (7-12)
Lesson Plan, Tea Party (7-12)



Searching for Asian America
Through intimate profiles of individuals and communities from across te country, this film gives you a glimpse of what it is like to be Asian American in today's ever-changing United States. The film examines three stories: Gary Locke, the first Asian American governor; Filipino immigrant doctors living in the heartland of America in Oklahoma; and Lela Lee, the creator of the underground comic and Website, Ángry Little Girls."

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Activity 1 -  Who is Asian American? Language and Identity
Activity 2 - "The Governor": Who's on First? Leadership and Community Expectations
Activity 3 - "Oklahoma Home": What Makes a Home and Where Is It?
Activity 4 - "Angry Little Asian Girl": Being/Doing the "Unexpected"


Turbans

ACTIVITIES
Flash Activity: Crossword: South Asian Diversity
An interactive crossword puzzle on South Asia.

This activity is also available in PDF printable format.
Download Crossword: PDF
Download Answers: PDF

Flash Activity: South Asian Culture
In this interactive activity, students will learn about South Asian culture. The focus is on religion, spirituality, domestic rites, music and clothing.

LESSON PLANS
Unraveling Tolerance
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Grade Level: 4-8
Subject Areas: Language Arts, Social Studies
The purpose of this lesson is to encourage students to examine the issue of tolerance in our culture. The students will view the film Turbans, which focuses on a Sikh family's immigration to Oregon in the early 1900s. They will relate the issues in the film to problems facing Sikh, Arab and Muslim populations living in the United States in the post-September 11 environment.

Turbans: Ties to Religion and Culture
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Grade Level: 4-8
Subject Areas: Language Arts
The purpose of this lesson is to encourage students to examine various aspects of cultural identity. The students will view the film Turbans, which focuses on a Sikh family's immigration to Oregon in the early 1900s.





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